San Francisco Speeds Up Buses with Opticom™ GPS Transit Signal Priority

Buses on San Francisco’s Mission Street corridor are running a bit faster thanks to a pilot signal priority program. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (CA) has seen measurable improvements after installing devices on buses that extend green time as the vehicles approach intersections. Since the system was activated on March 26, average travel time…

GTT and Opticom™ Featured on World’s Greatest!… Television Series

Opticom™ priority control systems offer great advantages for first responders, transit services and other motorists. We’re glad others agree. The popular television program, “World’s Greatest!…” profiled Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) and Opticom™ in an extended segment that recently aired on the ION Network. The segment includes footage of Opticom™ in action in Sunrise, Florida. Viewers…

Robbinsville (NJ) Fire Dept. implements GPS system to change traffic signals, improve response times

When firefighters or paramedics respond to an emergency call, trying to get through intersections can costs precious time. The Opticom™ GPS system, a new program implemented at two busy intersections in town, gives emergency responders a green light. The system uses a network of satellites and a vehicle sensor to track everything from speed to turn…

New GPS technology green-lights Riverhead (NY) Volunteer Ambulance Corps’ vehicles

A new piece of technology has been literally green-lighting emergency vehicles on call with the Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps over the past year, according to RVAC Chief Joseph Oliver. The device, called an Opticom™, uses GPS to determine location, speed and trajectory of first responders and ambulances, communicates that information to traffic lights along Route…