PENNDOT'S TELECOUNT SYSTEM

THE TELECOUNT SYSTEM INTRODUCED IN 1971 MARKS THE CULMINATION OF PENN-DOT'S EFFORTS IN DEVELOPING, INSTALLING, AND OPERATING A CENTRALIZED STATEWIDE DIGITAL TRAFFIC REPORTING AND PROCESSING SYSTEM. IT IMPROVES DATA FLEXIBILITY, ELIMINATES REPORTING TIME LAG, AND PROVIDES HERETOFORE IMPOSSIBLE REMOTE MONITORING CAPABILITIES. SOME PROBLEMS WERE ENCOUNTERED DURING THE INITIAL PROGRAM AND HARDWARE EXERCISES, AND IN COORDINATING THE EFFORTS OF 17 INDEPENDENT TELEPHONE COMPANIES SCATTERED THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH TO PROVIDE CONTINUOUS "DEDICATED" LINE SERVICE. DETAILS OF THE SYSTEM'S OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE THROUGH THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF SERVICE ARE INCLUDED. RESEARCH IS CONTINUING IN COMPONENT DESIGN TO REDUCE SIZE AND IMPROVE HEAT DISSIPATION, FLEXIBILITY, AND RELIABILITY OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF EQUIPMENT. ALREADY, NEW CAPABILITIES HAVE BEEN DEVISED TO EXPAND THE PRESENT REPORTING TO INCLUDE VEHICLE SPEED, CLASSIFICATION, AND AXLE CONFIGURATION. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 71-86
  • Monograph Title: Planning transportation systems
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM