HARRISBURG, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At the Intelligent Transportation Society of New York (ITS-NY) Eighteenth Annual Meeting and Technology Exhibition, ITS-NY Awards Committee announced the 2011 Project of the Year recipients. Of the six to receive awards, TransCore participated in two winning projects, including the Outstanding Project of the Year in Traffic Control Systems for Integrated Adaptive Traffic Signal Control Decision Support and the Outstanding Project of the Year in Roadway Management for the New York State Thruway's Woodbury Toll Barrier -- Highway Speed E-Z Pass system.
Description of both award-winning projects:
Integrated Adaptive Traffic Signal Control Decision Support - Outstanding Project of the Year in Traffic Control Systems
The New York City Department of Transportation, KLD Associates, Inc., TransCore, and Image Sensing Systems, Inc. implemented one of the world's most advanced traffic signal systems in Staten Island with expansion currently occurring throughout New York City. This new advanced control system includes vehicle sensor technology, advanced traffic signal controllers, and New York City's Wireless Network to improve traffic flow by optimizing traffic signal patterns to respond to changing traffic volumes. The wireless communication system transmits traffic information between signals at intersections and New York City DOT's Traffic Management Center.
TransCore’s role was the development of specifications for acceptance testing of advanced traffic signal controllers. In addition, TransCore customized its TransSuite - Traffic Control Software for the New York City DOT to include a software interface for the exchange of real-time travel time data between the NYC traffic control system and the adaptive control system. TransCore assisted the New York City DOT to integrate both the advanced traffic signal controllers and the traffic control system to the City’s wireless network to manage system operations from their traffic management center in Long Island City.
New York State Thruway's Woodbury Toll Barrier -- Highway Speed E-Z Pass - Outstanding Project of the Year in Roadway Management
The New York State Thruway, Henningson, Durham & Richardson, Inc., Greenman Pedersen, Inc., MJ Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C., TransCore, Foit Albert Associates, Yonkers Contracting Company, Inc., The LiRo Group, and Kapsch TrafficCom implemented Open Road Tolling at the Thruway's Woodbury Plaza. For the first time, E-Z Pass customers, including commercial vehicles, can travel from the Tappan Zee Bridge toll barrier on the Hudson River to the Williamsville toll barrier just east of Buffalo without stopping or slowing down.
TransCore’s role was to design the electrical elements of the high speed E-Z Pass (open road tolling or ORT) lanes, which included the E-Z Pass antennas, readers, a violation enforcement system (VES), an automatic vehicle classification (AVC) system, and overview cameras. In addition, TransCore completed a conduit and cable design for electrical power and communications between the equipment.
For full text of the Intelligent Transportation Society of New York press release, visit www.its-ny.org. ITS-NY is a non-lobbying, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization of public, private, and academic sector organizations having an interest in the research, deployment, and operation of Intelligent Transportation Systems in New York.
The company’s 75-year heritage supporting the transportation industry spans the development of RFID transportation applications at Los Alamos National Labs to implementation of the nation's first electronic toll collection system. The breadth of the company’s expertise includes traffic management systems, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), systems integration, design consulting, operations, maintenance, RFID manufacturing, and extensive Web-based logistics systems. TransCore has installations in 46 countries and a vast portfolio of intellectual property. In 2011, Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked TransCore No. 154 out of the Top 500 Design Firms.
TransCore offers an extensive suite of enterprise software applications, business process outsourcing, system integration, customer care and maintenance services to provide complete solutions, configurable to customers’ requirements. TransCore’s extensive global experience with tolling systems includes more than 7,400 installed electronic toll collection lanes worldwide and 27 customer service centers. TransCore is a U.S. owned and operated company with headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa.
TransCore operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Industries, a Standard and Poor’s S&P 500 Index company. For more information, visit www.transcore.com.