Traffic Management Communications Using a Wireless Network in New York City

The City of New York has spent the last 4 years moving toward a 100% wireless network for the interconnection of all of its traffic signal controllers. The same wireless network will also provide communications for several other City services including police, fire, emergency call boxes, and AVL and support services for the City’s Sanitation Department. This paper describes the history of traffic control in New York City, the process which has been followed for the design and deployment of the Traffic Management System, the field devices and the integration into the wireless network. It will also describe the changes which have been introduced into the NTCIP standards to support the deployment of traffic control over this, or any other wireless network due to the nature of packet loss and latencies. Finally, it will describe some of the lessons learned and statistics gathered during this process.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01145153
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 2009 4:03PM