Use of Portable ETTM Equipment for Special Event Parking Management

In 2007, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), in partnership with the New York State Fair, New York State Thruway Authority, and Traffic Technologies Incorporated, launched a pilot operation and developed an innovative, unique and robust system to help improve traffic management at the Great New York State Fair, held annually in Syracuse, New York. The system is self-contained in small standalone trailers referred to as Mobile E ZPass Units. The Mobile E-ZPass Unit (MEU) utilized E-ZPass Plus Electronic Toll Collection technology to speed parking fee acquisition and improve traffic flow into the State Fair’s parking grounds at different locations. TTI designed the system by integrating hardware components and developing software to operate with NYSTA supplied mGate readers and Automatic Vehicle Identification (AVI) antennas (purchased from Mark IV Industries Corp) on retrofitted NYSDOT trailers. Each MEU embodies a computer control system, a power system, an mGate tag reader and antenna system mounted on an overhead arm structure over an E-ZPass designated toll lane, allowing motorists with E-ZPass tags to pay for parking through their EZPass accounts. This first time use of the MEU was successful as it demonstrated a safe and time saving mobile system mechanism that improved traffic flow conditions throughout the course of the fair.

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  • English

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01146182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 2009 9:44AM