Transportation engineers from around the world have a chance to learn how Opticom™ Transit Signal Priority (TSP) technology is helping to reduce travel times through New York City’s notoriously congested Wall Street financial district.
Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT) and Greenman-Pedersen, Inc (GPI) will discuss the results of New York’s M15 Select Bus Service TSP pilot program. GTT and GPI worked together to model and deploy a TSP solution that reduced travel times by up to 18 percent along one of the world’s busiest bus routes.
The results will be presented at ITE Toronto 2017, the Joint ITE/Canadian ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit. ITE is the Institute of Transportation Engineers, an international membership association of transportation professionals who work to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system users and help build smart and livable communities. The theme of ITE Toronto 2017 is ‘Transportation for All: Putting New Ideas into Practice’, and the event is designed to offer Institute members professional development and training opportunities, as well as the chance to network with peers.
During ITE 2017, GTT Vice President of Strategic Sales Victor Darias and GPI Director of Simulation Modeling Services Mark Yedlin will co-present ‘Optimizing TSP Success in New York City’ as part of the ‘Transit Mobility: Improving the System’ session on Tuesday August 1, from 2-3.30pm.
The presentation highlights the collaboration between multiple agencies to achieve a better system, reducing travel times of buses and trains, and in turn increasing ridership and reducing congestion by having fewer commuters travel by car.
Darias says, “The Transit Signal Priority solution we developed with GPI for New York’s Wall Street financial district is an illustration of the way that challenges – including traffic congestion, heavy pedestrian traffic, a GPS signal canyon and the involvement of multiple agencies – can be overcome via intelligent collaboration. In our presentation, Mark and I walk through the process of bringing this solution to fruition, and show how constant communication has allowed those multiple agencies to deliver a system that has reduced travel times for buses and reduced delays for other traffic.”
Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) is a world leader in priority control and traffic sensing systems, with thousands of implementations of its acclaimed Opticom solutions installed. Opticom TSP provides buses and other public transport vehicles with the ability to request green lights at intersections, allowing for better schedule adherence and headway management.
On this project, GTT worked with Greenman-Pedersen, Inc (GPI), a highly-ranked engineering firm that prides itself on creating smart and sustainable solutions for a wide array of projects.
ITE Toronto runs from July 30 to August 2, and takes place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Find out more about the event and register to attend by visiting: www.ite.org/annualmeeting/
Since 1966, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) has designed, managed and supported its clients on a wide array of projects. GPI is an engineering firm that provides comprehensive services in the areas of transportation planning and design, traffic engineering, simulation modeling, civil design, structural/bridge design, construction management and inspection, mechanical/electrical/plumbing design, sustainable design, municipal engineering, site planning, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, coastal and marine engineering, geographic information system (GIS), and asset management services.
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