24 Feb Riyadh officials select TransCore to deploy traffic management system in Saudi Arabia’s largest city
TransCore expands presence in Middle East with $100 million contract for an advanced traffic management system
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Arriyadh Development Authority (ADA) of Saudi Arabia has selected TransCore to design and implement an advanced traffic control system to improve the flow of traffic for the seven million people living in Riyadh.
For this $100 million transportation project, TransCore will deploy its TransSuite® software solution to manage traffic signal operations at 350 of Riyadh’s busiest intersections. The system automatically adjusts traffic signal timing in response to real-time traffic conditions, representing a significant upgrade over the existing fixed-time system.
“Deploying an advanced traffic management system is a critical step in our plan to improve and manage the flow of traffic throughout Riyadh,” said ADA Strategic Studies Department Manager Abdulaziz Alghannam. “TransCore’s solution will enable us to quickly adjust to real-time traffic conditions, providing a safer more efficient roadway network.”
TransCore’s approach to this project includes integration of its TransSuite Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) with an adaptive control system to reduce congestion in the Kingdom’s capital city. The software-based solution combines data, real-time communications and analytics to handle both routine and unexpected traffic conditions, and to facilitate immediate communications among agencies responding to an emergency or abnormality.
“We are honored by the ADA’s selection and look forward to working alongside them to deploy a solution that will result in improved traffic management throughout the city of Riyadh,” said TransCore President Tracy Marks. “This project will be a benchmark for adaptive traffic management on a large scale, and we’re pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of such an innovative project. We’re also grateful for the opportunity to expand our operations in the Middle East.”
TransCore first established an office in the Middle East in 2006 with the design and installation of the Salik Toll System for the Roads & Transport Authority in Dubai. Since then, TransCore has continuously expanded and operated the Salik system, which was recently awarded the 2014 Toll Excellence Award in Technology by the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Authority.
Developed as a set of scalable, integrated traffic management software modules, TransSuite provides graphical information with a dynamic map interface. Agencies can select the applications that best meet their needs and manage all system intersections from a central command and control center.
By integrating traffic controllers and sensors with an area-wide communications network, traffic engineers can monitor and analyze current congestion, and take steps to alleviate congestion before it gets worse. TransSuite’s integrated solution has been effective in large traffic signal control systems, including TransCore’s award-winning project developed for New York City.
A leader in the transportation industry, TransCore provides innovative, technical solutions and engineering services for applications encompassing next generation Open Road Tolling and Traffic Management Systems. Radio Frequency Identification systems secure access for airports, hospitals, parking garages, border patrols, trucking fleets and rail carriers. TransCore also operates tolling customer service centers for departments of transportation throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and Middle East.
Based in Nashville, Tenn., TransCore is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roper Industries, a diversified technology company in the S&P 500, Fortune 1000 and Russell 1000 indices. Follow TransCore on LinkedIn and visit us at http://www.transcore.com.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Photo: Business Wire)