TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT: Kansas City agencies continue traffic-management deal

Sept. 22, 2016

KDOT and MoDOT will continue their contract with Kapsch to support traffic management in the city

Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission and the Kansas Department of Transportation to continue providing staff, consulting and operational support to the Kansas and Missouri bi-state traffic management system known as Kansas City Scout, continuing its partnerships with the Kansas and Missouri Departments of Transportation (KDOT and MoDOT).

Kansas City Scout manages approximately 125 miles of continuous highways in the Kansas City metropolitan area by using cameras to observe live traffic, sensors to gauge traffic flow and electronic message boards along the roadway to send notices to drivers.

The system aims to streamline traffic by optimizing rush-hour speeds, improving emergency response to traffic incidents and reducing congestion by improving traffic flow.