Canadian highway traffic management technology company International Road Dynamics (IRD) has been awarded a five-year $8.1 million contract to supply traffic data collection and services to the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT).
Under the new contract IRD will supply HDOT with Continuous Traffic Monitoring (CTM) data collection equipment and services for deployment across the state. The CTM systems will collect traffic volume, speed, vehicle classification and weight data to support the HDOT’s continuous traffic monitoring program on state highways. This agreement covers the supply, operation and maintenance of the CTM systems, as well as data reporting, hosting and management.
IRD has had a successful working relationship with HDOT going back to its original truck Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) station that was deployed on the Sand Island Parkway in 1986. Today there are 81 permanent traffic monitoring sites that are supported under this contract on six of the eight major Hawaiian Islands. Additional site locations are expected to be added during the term of the project.
The traffic monitoring systems are used for assessing pavement damage caused by heavy vehicles. Data from the systems will influence the development of the state’s commercial vehicle enforcement plans. This data also will be used as a means for providing estimates for noise studies and identifying changes in highway travel patterns and related factors. IRD’s Vehicle Information in Motion (VI2M) cloud-based data collection, reporting and analytics service is a key component of the new contract, and will provide the state with a complete picture of activity across all traffic monitoring sites.
Source: Traffic Technology Today