06 Jun TransCore’s Adaptive Signal Control Technology A Featured Success Story in ASCE’s 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TransCore’s SCATS adaptive signal control technology is featured as one of the notable success stories in the recent American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
Under the Road Category, the report spotlights the Atlanta Smart Corridor project that deployed SCATS along an extended stretch of highway encompassing 29 intersections. The return on investment was quick with the savings estimated at $5.9 million annually due to reduced vehicle travel times and a 34 percent reduction in fuel consumption.
By deploying an intelligent transportation system with adaptive capabilities, the traffic system responds to traffic patterns as they occur and reduces choke points in the roadway network and subsequently reduces vehicle emissions, fuel consumption, and travel times while increasing the communities’ quality of life.
Due to the immediate results of the program, Cobb County Department of Transportation expanded its adaptive traffic signal control system last year, nearly doubling its use of the SCATS technology and making it the second largest deployment in the United States.
SCATS is currently one of the most widely used adaptive traffic control systems around the world, controlling more than 30,000 intersections globally and more than 1,000 intersections in the United States.
For more information, visit: SCATS.
TransCore’s 75-year heritage supporting the transportation industry includes an expansive scope of expertise including traffic management systems, intelligent transportation systems, toll systems, integration, design consulting, operations, maintenance and RFID manufacturing. TransCore has installations in 46 countries and a vast portfolio of intellectual property. In 2013, Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked TransCore No. 169 out of the Top 500 Design Firms. Also in 2013, TransCore received the International Road Federation’s Global Achievement Award as well as ITS New York’s Most Outstanding ITS Project of the Year award for New York City’s Midtown in Motion.
TransCore operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Industries, a diversified growth company that is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, transportation, medical, education, and SaaS-based information networks.