Schneider helps relieve traffic in Dallas in U.S. DOT pilot program
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Koorosh Olyai, a vice president at Dallas Area Rapid Transit
A US DOT pilot program in Dallas aims to reduce traffic congestion along a 28-mile segment of US-75 through closer coordination of multiple transportation agencies and city governments.
Powered by Schneider SmartNET and SmartFusion information exchange software, the integrated corridor management (ICM) system collects traffic management data from multiple agencies in a single, central location and accurately predicts traffic status up to 30 minutes in advance. This predictive model enables a fully automated traffic response plan involving highways, arterial roads and public transit that can be delivered to drivers in real time through 511 channels.
“Our local transportation agencies are very good about managing their own networks, but we need better collaboration and cooperation among them. We can now look at the whole system for the benefit of drivers,” said Koorosh Olyai, a vice president at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the ICM program manager.
Recognising the need to improve transportation systems in a cost-efficient manner, the ICM system leverages existing systems and infrastructure already in place throughout the Dallas area. Olyai says that the ICM system delivers $20 in benefits to the surrounding area for every $1 spent.