Emergency Communications and Services

road traffic safety; dust storms; messaging
News March 18, 2019
The Arizona DOT (ADOT) is preparing to install a first-of-its-kind dust detection and warning system along I-10, known to be one of the most dangerous roads during dust storms in Arizona.   According to the Arizona Daily Star, the warning system will be located between Sunshine Boulevard and...
U.S. DOT emergency funding
News September 21, 2018
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the immediate availability of $14 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help restore access to essential roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Florence throughout North Carolina.    The $14 million payment is an...
Smart pavement
News June 28, 2018
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working to install smart pavement technology in the highway to notify first responders whenever a car has run off the road.    The high-tech surface is installed in premade, modular slabs that contain a mesh network of fiber-optic sensing cables...
Wrong-way driving detection system effective in stopping crashes in Rhode Island
News May 06, 2016
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is praising the state’s wrong-way driver detection system for keeping drivers safe on the roads.   According to RIDOT, since its inception last year, the technology prevented crashes where the systems are installed and a total of 47 wrong-way...
Jackson County, Miss., gets intelligent traffic system on I-10
News April 04, 2016
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is installing an Intelligent Traffic System in Jackson County. The $10 million project got underway this week with crews laying fiber-optic cable along I-10.   The purpose of the system is to deliver a modern driving experience that uses smart...
News December 30, 2013
Macomb County, Mich., opened the $13.5 million Macomb County Communications and Technology Center (COMTEC) Dec. 20. It is located adjacent to the county Department of Roads along Groesbeck Highway.   COMTEC features a 20- x 50-ft wall that holds 54- x 70-in. monitors that can display weather, GPS...
News November 14, 2013
South Australia is conducting a study with a “smart” road barrier that will decrease response time to the site of a crash. The barrier is located in Willunga, Australia.   In the event of a crash, the wire rope technology, which cost $120,000 (roughly $112,000 U.S.), sends an electronic alert to...
News October 23, 2013
The San Francisco Department of Emergency Management soft-launched Crisis Mode, a geo-tagged crisis map that will include real-time displays and updates on emergencies in San Francisco, on Google.org’s open source platform SF72.   In the event of a localized or widespread emergency or incident,...
News October 23, 2012
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) performed the first test in October of a new cloud-based storage system for traffic camera data. Agency officials are pursuing the new system for use in emergency situations during the coming winter.   Current WSDOT servers have been tested...
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