MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has awarded Kapsch TrafficCom a four year, $11.5M contract to upgrade and modernize its Integrated Transportation Management Systems (ITMS) at the Highway Operations Center (HOC). The new system will manage all of the Department’s statewide roadway network and the Boston Metropolitan Highway System tunnel complex and facilities.
MassDOT operates over 3,000 miles of roadways, 5,000 bridges, and the Metropolitan Highway System which consists of the Thomas P. O’Neill Jr. Tunnel carrying I-93 through downtown Boston; the Prudential Tunnel carrying I-90 under Back Bay; the Ted Williams Tunnel carrying I-90 to Logan International Airport; and the Sumner, Callahan, and CANA tunnels that connect I-93 to major routes in Boston.
Thomas J. Tinlin, MassDOT Highway Division Administrator, stated, “This important project is scheduled to be completed in four sub-phases (Phase 1A, 1B, 1C and 2) over 1145 working days from Notice to Proceed. The project has identified 2,786 system requirements in 59 thematic areas of incident management, life safety management, and facility management. The project will upgrade software and peripheral hardware to improve operational efficiency, enable the use of the latest advances in traffic management technology, and allow for the retirement of legacy software and hardware. This new system will also replace and/or integrate with existing systems to support a number of traffic incident management functions performed on statewide roadways and facilities from a single operating platform.”
The next generation ITMS, based on Kapsch’s DYNAC® software suite, will efficiently manage all aspects of the HOC operations by converging nearly 50 independent traffic and facility management data systems into a single platform. HOC operators will manage open highways, tunnel traffic, and critical life safety systems including fire detection, ventilation, emergency egress, and passenger information dissemination from a fully integrated user environment. The new system will improve operational efficiency and information accuracy, facilitate consistent workflows, enhance environmental monitoring and reporting capabilities, and provide statewide and regional total situational awareness. DYNAC will enable rapid, consistent, and appropriate response to traffic incidents and tunnel life safety events by generating and executing real-time response plans to help HOC operators expertly manage time sensitive, critical situations.
Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the solution segments of road user charging, urban access and parking, traffic management, road safety enforcement, commercial vehicle operations, electronic vehicle registration and V2X cooperative systems. With end-to-end solutions, Kapsch TrafficCom covers the entire value creation chain of its customers as a one-stop shop, from components and design to the installation and operation of systems. The core business is to design, build and operate electronic toll collection and traffic management systems. References in 44 countries on all continents make Kapsch TrafficCom a recognized ITS provider worldwide.
As part of the Kapsch Group, a family-owned Austrian technology group founded in 1892, Kapsch TrafficCom, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, has subsidiaries and offices in 33 countries, has been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (KTCG) since 2007, and generated with more than 3,500 employees revenues of EUR 456 million in fiscal year 2014/15. For additional information: www.kapsch.net and www.kapschtraffic.com.
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