Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT) is very proud to announce that the city of Boerne, Texas, has implemented an Opticom™ traffic preemption solution, which works alongside intersection controllers to help ensure emergency vehicles can move through intersections quickly and safely.
When an emergency vehicle needs to navigate an intersection, the Opticom Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) system onboard the emergency vehicle sends a request to the intersection’s controller ahead of its arrival. If the request is granted, the light turns green and the vehicle gets a clear path through the intersection. In Boerne, 17 intersections have been equipped with the Opticom EVP technology, and will be used primarily by the Boerne Fire Department to ensure its vehicles and personnel are able to proceed to incidents swiftly and safely.
Boerne is located in Kendall County, Texas, and has a population in excess of 10,000 residents. Two of Texas’ seven show caves are located in the area: ’Cave Without a Name’ and Cascade Caverns. They are both actively growing limestone solution caves.
GTT’s president Jason Lund said, “GTT is delighted to work with the Fire Department and the city of Boerne to provide this system, which will help improve operational safety for residents and emergency services personnel, and decrease response times for emergency vehicles.”