NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) recently became the first in the world to actively manage and control more than 10,000 signalized intersections from a single traffic management center and one integrated system.
“To effectively manage the transportation demands of the largest city in the United States, we started with a vision that literally began in the 1980s. Today, that vision is coming to fruition,” said Mohamad Talas, deputy director of System Engineering at NYCDOT. “After understanding the requirements, TransCore designed and installed an innovative system to fulfill our objectives.”
In 2006, the City engaged TransCore® as its system manager to design and install a central traffic control system that included modernization of intersection control equipment, implementation of a central traffic control system and support of the City’s wireless communications network – the largest of its kind supporting traffic control.
Encompassing all five boroughs, the City’s $120 million custom intelligent traffic system manages recurring traffic congestion, incidents, special events, emergency responses and areas particularly susceptible to gridlock. Use of adaptive traffic control algorithms have already reduced travel times by 10 percent on key corridors.
The TransSuite® Traffic Control System also enables city traffic and maintenance engineers to share traffic data across multiple agencies in real time. Agencies such as law enforcement, fire and sanitation use this data to improve their efficiency and effectiveness in delivering services.
“New York City has always been a showcase for the deployment of innovative technologies to manage traffic on highly congested roadways,” said Michael Mauritz, TransCore’s senior vice president for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Solutions. “We congratulate the City on achieving this industry milestone and are grateful for the opportunity to serve as their technology partner.”
A leader in the transportation industry, TransCore provides innovative, technical solutions and engineering services for applications encompassing next generation Open Road Tolling, Traffic Management Systems and Radio Frequency Identification systems that secure access for airports, hospitals, parking garages, border patrols, trucking fleets and rail carriers. TransCore also operates tolling customer service centers for departments of transportation throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Dubai.
Based in Nashville, Tenn., TransCore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Industries, a diversified growth company in the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices.