PTV Mobility News – February 2024

Feb 9, 2024 | News
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Smarter Signal Priority for Safer and More Sustainable Mobility

Mobility is arguably one of the most essential accessibility and sustainability building blocks of a Smart City. It is critical that Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) and Transit Signal Priority (TSP) systems be capable of actively navigate emergency and priority vehicles through an increasingly connected ecosystem and roadway.

Econolite’s Centracs® Priority is an innovative solution to traffic signal priority that integrates with existing and future network systems and, unlike traditional systems, actively alleviates traffic congestion often resulting from signal preemption and priority events. It is a dynamically optimized signal priority system that leverages cloud-based computing, network integration, and robust controller software technologies. Centracs Priority significantly improving safety by reducing emergency vehicle response times, as well as delivering highly efficient transit priority control.

Centracs Priority is a smarter alternative to outdated siloed EVP and TSP systems. Centracs Priority greatly improves efficiency, emergency response times, and transit on-time performance. Centracs Priority leverages GPS, fixed-route Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD), and Automotive Vehicle Location (AVL) systems currently used by emergency, fire, transit, and traffic control agencies, providing intersection ETA to controllers along an entire route.

Recent Centracs Priority TSP and EVP projects are delivering safer and more sustainable mobility, including the City of Tulsa EVP and TSPKansas City Downtown Streetcar, and the Metro Nashville Public Works Murfreesboro Pike Transit Corridor. In addition, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and City of St. Petersburg, FL Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project was featured on page 9 in the recently published ITS America ITS Technology Use Case Library.

For the full article, including content updates on:

  • How Urban Digital Twins Transform Mobility
  • Modeling a Car-lite District in Singapore
  • Umovity at #Intertraffic Amsterdam 2024
  • PTV UGM World Tour to Kick-off in Poland, Italy and Germany

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