BUYING SOME TIME: MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RECEIVES QUICK, TEMPORARY FIX WITH INTERIM TRAFFIC CONTROL SOLUTION

In Miami-Dade County, Florida, the population has increased so quickly that the county has been forced to implement an interim traffic control system to tide it over until it can afford the system that traffic managers have envisioned and planned. The interim signal control system will immediately coordinate 2,500 traffic signals across the county and will be capable of controlling up to nearly 4,100 signalized intersections. Throughout the day, a given intersection can switch from one timing pattern to another, designed to optimize normal traffic flow for that time of day. The upgrade serves as a stepping stone to the Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) the county hopes to implement in the coming decade. Among the long-term goals for the Miami-Dade County ATMS are public access via the Internet, NTCIP compliance, improved control and monitoring capabilities, and greater flexibility in the communications network.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Rice, G
  • Publication Date: 2000-3

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00790627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 9 2000 12:00AM