A pioneering collaboration between the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has led to the implementation of an Opticom Transit Signal Priority (TSP) throughout some of New York City’s busiest roadways, helping to address the issue of slow bus journeys caused by major traffic congestion.
Hutto Fire Rescue is one of the first communities in the United States to use Opticom Priority Control as a Service (PCaaS)™. Opticom PCaaS is a comprehensive EVP solution where all the details of the system including installation, maintenance and upgrades, are provided as an ongoing service from the makers of Opticom — Global Traffic Technologies (GTT).
Engineers from Global Traffic Technologies used GPS location data logged by Opticom vehicle equipment to pinpoint where slowdowns were causing delays to emergency response.
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.
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.