Global Traffic Technologies provides expandable solutions that change the way cities move
Attendees at the ITS Canada 2018 annual conference next week will get an in-depth look at the latest analytics and connected vehicle technologies, including industry-leading Opticom™ Transit Signal Priority (TSP) and Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) solutions from Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT).
GTT’s vice president of strategic sales – east, Victor Darias, will present during the conference about advanced vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies that are helping to change the way cities move.
“Many cities are changing the way they’re delivering services to residents,” Darias said. “Cities have a need for scalable solutions that don’t just rip out and replace existing infrastructure investments. They want a clear path to smarter mobility.”
Darias will discuss how cities are using connected vehicle technologies to migrate to smarter, more efficient operations. Cities and their partners can use data and technology to make smarter decisions about routes, timing and service levels. These improvements provide a better experience for transit riders, safer passage for public safety personnel and more efficient operations for the agencies.
Specifically, Darias will look at three case studies from Laval, Quebec, New York City and Montreal, Quebec.
Each of these cities have made improvements to move them forward on the smart city spectrum:
- Laval, Quebec: Laval recently implemented a number of preferential bus measures that aim to increase ridership. Advanced TSP is used to do more than just give a green light to buses – TSP in Laval takes into account passenger loads and lateness to determine what level of priority each bus should receive at each intersection.
- New York City: Following a successful Transit Signal Priority pilot project on SBS-M15, NYC MTA has started deploying TSP on nearly 6,000 buses citywide. New York is leveraging existing infrastructure to create a software-based TSP.
- Montreal, Quebec: Montreal is moving toward a complete Smart City solution by implementing centralized transit priority and emergency vehicle preemption solutions. The architecture and technology sets up Montreal to manage multiple types of movement on its streets.
Opticom solutions help move cities toward their Smart City goals, including faster, more efficient public transportation networks, Darias said.
“The journey to a smart city is incremental – you can’t flip a switch or force it. It requires complex integration and relentless innovation,” he said. “Working with GTT gives cities an opportunity to get immediate results and build toward the future.”
Darias’ presentation is part of the “Smart Corridors Smart Mobility” breakout session scheduled from 3:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The session is part of the larger ITS Canada 2018 annual conference and general meeting, held June 18-20. For more information or to register, visit https://www.itscanada.ca/acgm2018/
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