North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has selected workzone data software company One.network to offer data-sharing solutions.
These will be available to member communities and US transportation agencies via the TXShare Cooperative Purchasing Program, which NCTCOG operates, and the idea is that these will let them manage their workzones and create feeds through the national Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx).
The US Department of Transportation’s WZDx, which One.network helped to frame, provides the information to GPS app providers, regional agencies and other third parties.
NCTCOG is a collaborative planning organisation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, serving 16 counties and more than 230 local governments including cities, special districts and school districts.
“With simple installation and intuitive operation, our software allows traffic managers to digitise workzones for increased safety and efficiency,” said James Harris, One.network’s founder and CEO.
“We know many of the communities operate with small traffic management staffs and we are committed to not wasting their time with complicated procurement and operations protocols. While we recognise one size never fits all in transportation, we want to deliver an out-of-the-box solution with all the components readily available.”
Craigan Johnson, senior purchasing manager for NCTCOG, explains: "Understanding that WZDx data has become instrumental for roadway users, we saw the opportunity to make these services available to any public sector agency that desires to access them.”
One.network says its traffic management module can generate detailed information that is essential for GPS services, including the precise extent of road and lane closures, temporary speed restrictions and detour routes. Its map-based interface is designed to be simple to use and removes any technical barrier for data entry, allowing all teams within an agency to collaborate under a single operational view.
“We know workzones are among the most dangerous places on any road network,” said Harris. “We’re committed to driver safety and protecting the lives of workers. This agreement with NCTCOG has massive potential to do just that.”