GTT solutions change the way cities move through the provision of expandable, adaptable technology solutions
Attendees at the IMSA 2018 Forum & Expo in Orlando, Florida this month will be able to learn about the way that advanced vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies are helping to change the way cities move.
Josh Lehman, sales engineer at Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT), will address the IMSA Forum at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 His technical session, ‘Transforming mobility through advanced V2I technology’, will explore three communities that worked to solve mobility issues by using connected vehicle technologies.
“Connected vehicle technologies are creating new opportunities for communities of all sizes to solve their mobility issues,” Lehman said. “Traffic, transit and public safety departments can use data and technology to make smarter decisions that provide a better experience for transit riders, more efficient operations for agencies and safer responses for emergency responders.”
GTT’s systems include industry-leading Opticom™ Transit Signal Priority (TSP) and Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) systems. Mack will look at the way these solutions have been implemented in:
- New York City: New York is leveraging existing infrastructure to create a centralized TSP solution where TSP is provided by a software application on more than 6,000 of its buses.
- Laval, Quebec: TSP in Laval takes into account passenger loads and lateness to determine what level of priority each bus should receive at each intersection.
- Montreal, Quebec: Multiple agencies leverage a regional, multimodal solution that centrally manages multiple types of vehicular movement, including public transportation and public safety.
The IMSA is the International Municipal Signal Association, and its members come from government organizations and private corporations, united in a desire to promote public safety. With a history stretching back more than 120 years to 1896, the IMSA’s objectives are to improve the efficiency, installation, construction, and maintenance of public safety equipment and systems by increasing the knowledge of its members on traffic controls, fire alarms, radio communications, roadway lighting, work zone traffic control, emergency medical services and other related systems.
IMSA’s annual Forum & Expo brings together a wide range of attendees to learn, gain certification and explore the latest public safety products and solutions. The 2018 event takes place at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from July 28-31. For more information visit the event website.