Société de transport de Laval has been able to reduce bus travel times between 8-10 percent by using Opticom Transit Signal Priority at 232 intersections and on 306 buses.
Broward County, Fla. Traffic Engineering has been installing GTT’s Opticom GPS-enabled equipment in over 650 of their intersections since 2002. The county is expanding its deployment to include more than 250 emergency vehicles and 225 buses.
With Opticom CMS, traffic management personnel monitor, manage and maintain intersection activity remotely to improve service levels, maximize resources and expedite emergency response.
Liberty Township installed Opticom™ GPS signal priority control technology at every intersection in Liberty Township and the City of Powell as well as on 18 authorized response vehicles. Initial tests indicated that both the fire department and EMS reduced response times by at least 40 percent.
Highland, IN was awarded a grant for Opticom™ Multimode priority control technology. About 35 intersections and 50 vehicles — including police cars, fire department vehicles and ambulances — are connected to the system. The versatile system helps first responders reach emergency scenes more quickly.
Tight turns and obstructions compromised traffic signal preemption, where first responders had to reduce speeds significantly to navigate around cars and pass through the intersections, effecting response times.
An Opticom™ GPS system was deployed to avoid line-of-sight requirements. Emergency vehicles entering the intersection’s radio range gain precise, safe and efficient movement.
Minneapolis is consistently recognized as one of the top five bicycle-friendly cities in North America. The city is host to the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota as well as many other universities, and numerous high-tech startups. The city’s traffic division is taking a proactive approach in dealing with bicycle traffic in the city, knowing that a cyclist could sit at an intersection undetected, waiting for a car to approach to activate the signal.
Brookhaven upgraded to Opticom GPS technology with Opticom Central Management Software (CMS). Nearly 500 intersections and more than 500 fire trucks and ambulances are equipped with this easy-to-maintain traffic preemption system. The majority of maintenance tasks can be completed remotely using Opticom™ CMS. Plus, it helps first responders reach emergency scenes more quickly and safely.
Nearly 70 percent of fatal vehicle collisions in Minnesota, as well as other states, occur on roads in rural communities, where higher speeds, varying terrain and inconsistent sightlines can put many drivers in danger. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is working toward making rural roads safer by using a Canoga™ Traffic Sensing solution to warn at-risk drivers when cross traffic is approaching.
Hanover, NH added Public Works vehicles to the Opticom IR system currently used by fire and police departments. Wait times at intersections were minimized, snow was cleared and roads were treated in less time, and fuel costs, labor expenses and wear-and-tear on trucks were reduced.
The East San Francisco Bay Area’s SMART Corridors program is changing the way that drivers think about buses.
Las Vegas Boulevard upgrades from Opticom IR to Opticom GPS, and help their drivers, by giving the public more time to move forward and get out of the way of the emergency responders.
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) installed Opticom™ GPS Transit Signal Priority (TSP) at more than 50 intersections along the city’s two most congested transit routes and reduced bus travel time by up to 20%.