Intelligent Transportation System
The common goal is to improve the safety, security and efficiency of the U.S. transportation system via ITS. ITS is the state-of-the-art, multi-modal transportation system that enables people and goods to move more safely and efficiently.
- Phase I ATMS/ITS Evaluation Study
- SR 60 Smart Tracs Adaptive Control Software Before/After Study
- Smart Tracs Phase I Accident Data
- Pinellas County’s ATMS/ITS Long Range Master Plan
Presently, ITS includes 15 types of technology-based systems, divided into two focuses: intelligent infrastructure systems and intelligent vehicle systems.
This broad range of wireless and wire-line communications-based traffic and traveler information systems are combined to help motorists make better decisions. When integrated into the transportation system infrastructure, and into vehicles themselves, these technologies help monitor and manage traffic, reduce congestion, provide alternate routes to travelers, enhance productivity, improve pedestrian and vehicle safety and increase the efficiency of the entire transportation network.
Implementation of ITS is being deployed in three phases.
A division of ITS, Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS) integrates hardware, equipment and technology, such as advanced vehicle detectors, CCTV cameras and other electronic communication systems, in an effort to operate the traffic signals more efficiently. Traffic is monitored, the timing of traffic signals is optimized on major county roads and traffic flow is improved.
Pinellas County Traffic Management Division operates a Traffic Management Center, referred to as the Primary Control Center for the nationally recognized countywide ATMS system that is currently being built. This control center is the hub for both ATMS and ITS related activities. All County maintained traffic signals, CCTV cameras and dynamic message signs (DMS) signs bring information back to the PCC to be used by operations staff to manage the roadway network.
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