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Amman SCATS project scoops Gulf Traffic Innovation award

Traffic Tech Group (Middle East/Gulf) has scooped the Innovation in Transport – Traffic Management Award at the Gulf Traffic 2009 Conference in Dubai for its Central Traffic Management System Project, as featured in the October/November issue of Traffic Technology International (click here to read the article).

The project included the connection of 96 intersections to a Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS), which operates in a real-time adaptive mode by automatically monitoring traffic at all approaches to intersections and adjusting cycle times, green splits and offsets every cycle to suit current conditions. It also provides an adaptive green wave at successive intersections to reduce the number of stops. The project also included the installation of 1,200 inductive loop detectors, as well as 40 PTZ dome cameras at critical intersections for real-time traffic surveillance and monitoring. Additionally, a control room has been equipped to manage all operations centrally, with plans to turn the building to a full-fledged Transportation Control Center in the future. In the absence of a fiber-optic network, an innovative approach was devised to operate both the real-time traffic signal control and the CCTV cameras on a single 512kB digital VPN line per intersection leased from a local telephone company.

Left: A centralized system makes life easier for traffic managers

The Amman SCATS has resulted in measurable improvements in traffic flow within the city and has proved to be a valuable tool with regard to getting traffic data in real-time and improving traffic management strategies. In terms of economic impact, road users benefit from reduced travel time on their daily commute while gaining significant savings on vehicle operation costs.

Traffic managers, on the other hand, are now more able to monitor traffic and incidents in real-time from a well-equipped control room, as a result making their job far easier while shortening their response time to incidents on the road. With a citywide adaptive traffic signal system that reduces motorists’ travel times and number of stops, harmful vehicle gas emissions are also reduced.

Right: Traffic Tech Group’s president and CEO, Husam Musharbash, receives the award from Anthony Pearce, honorary director general of the International Road Federation and also a member of the panel of judges

“After learning that innovation, functionality and environmental impact were the criteria for this award category, we did not hesitate to nominate our Central Traffic Management System Project in Amman-Jordan,” explains Traffic Tech Group’s president and CEO, Husam Musharbash. “We dedicate this award to our hard-working employees in Jordan, as well as to the Honorable Mayor of Amman, Omar Maani, and other Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) Officials, who have trusted the services and expertise of Traffic Tech Group and made us a part of Amman’s transport infrastructure development.”


 

December 14, 2009

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