Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) are transforming the streets of Colorado Springs, Colorado, into a research laboratory for emerging ITS technologies. Funding from an Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act program is paving the way for projects that improve traffic management and provide ITS capabilities within the roadway network. The following projects have been initiated: 1) incident detection and management on a freeway and major arterial, incorporating video surveillance, loop detectors, and variable message signs; 2) upgrading the signal master intersection control system, improving intersection communications, and incorporating spread spectrum radio technology; 3) developing the 470I prom module for type 170 and 179 controllers; 4) establishing weather stations; and 5) installing carbon monoxide monitors. Colorado Springs is a medium-sized city with 1,931 km (1,200 mi) of streets and 410 signalized intersections in the city's jurisdiction.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Merritt, J C
    • Stadler, N L
  • Publication Date: 1995-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00712717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 16 1995 12:00AM