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23 April 2013



Open Roads updates Alaska’s 511 website and wins Virginia contract

First publishedITS America
Daily News
Day 2
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Jeffrey Adler from Open Roads and Lisa Idell-Sassi from Alaska DOT
Jeffrey Adler from Open Roads and Lisa Idell-Sassi from Alaska DOT present the website
Open Roads Consulting and the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) have introduced a new version of the 511 Traveler Information Website (http://511.alaska.gov) or http://m.511.alaska.gov for mobile devices. The updated 511 dynamic traveler system now provides additional real-time information for Alaska’s roadway network including an updated user interface, an origin to destination trip tool and dynamic message signs. A new 511 iPhone app is due shortly.

Dr. Jeffrey Adler, director of business development and president of ITS Alaska said, “Traveler safety and mobility are a major focus for Alaska.”

Lisa Idell-Sassi, DOT&PF's 511 manager said, “Open Roads will continue to enhance our 511 system including integrating CAD data, real time travel information for urban areas, a My511 feature, push notifications, and Apps that will support both iOS and Android.”

Open Roads has also won the contract to integrate Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT)  I-66 active traffic management system (ATM).
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The consultancy will integrate and manage the devices being installed on I-66 which covers a 34 miles  in northern Virginia from Washington, D.C., to Gainesville. These include new shoulder and lane control DMS, speed displays, continuous traffic camera coverage, incident and queue detection as well as an enhanced Ramp Metering System. New dynamic message and lane control signs will advise drivers of incidents, delays, travel times, merging traffic and usable lanes.

Barbara Skiffington, Open Roads president said, “The ATM technology is new in the ITS marketplace and we are delighted to deploy the next generation of traffic management to one of the most congested corridors Northern Virginia.” 

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