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Applied Information is to provide traffic signal priority for Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
(MARTA) buses in a bid to make bus transit faster than car journeys in the city.
Applied’s Glance Smart Cities Supervisory technology will be used at 23 intersections along Atlanta’s Campbellton Road Smart Corridor.
The initiative, which also involves system integrator Temple, will be implemented between the Oakland City MARTA station and I-285 – an interstate loop which encircles Atlanta – and should mean that MARTA buses make fewer unnecessary stops at junctions.
Applied president Bryan Mulligan said: “Now the travel time for buses can be less than cars, which makes taking the bus more attractive than driving.”
The solution uses cellular, radio transmission and GPS technology to monitor the location and status of vehicles and intersections.
Motorists will have access to a smartphone app called TravelSafely, which provides red light running warnings, and 'Get Ready for Green' alerts which are triggered before traffic lights turn green.