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Global Traffic Technologies deploys Emergency Vehicle Preemption system in Wisconsin

Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) is going to provide the city of Green Bay in Wisconsin with its Opticom GPS-enabled Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) system that allows rapid response vehicles to move through intersections unimpeded.

GTT’s Opticom EVP system works alongside intersection controllers to help ensure emergency vehicles get priority at traffic lights, speeding up response times. The Opticom system is multimode, which means it works with both the new GPS-enabled/radio technology, as well as areas that still use infrared signaling technology.

When an emergency vehicle needs to navigate an intersection, the Opticom system on board the vehicle sends a request to the intersection’s controller ahead of its arrival asking for a green light, clearing a path to enable the vehicle’s expedited passage. In Green Bay, the Opticom system will be used at four key intersections.

GTT’s new president, Jason Lund (right), commented, “We are very happy to be working with the city of Green Bay to bring the benefits of Opticom to emergency services personnel and residents.”

Lund took over the presidency of the company on June 1, following the retirement of Doug Roberts, who served as GTT’s president following the company’s divestiture from 3M in 2007.

Assuming his new role, Lund said, “I welcome the challenges and opportunities of leading GTT while it continues to grow as the market leader of traffic signal priority control solutions in North America and around the world. I’m excited to lead the team into the next phase of innovation and expansion in the emergency services and public transportation markets.”

During the recent UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Summit in Montreal, Canada, GTT’s Opticom Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system helped the Société de transport de Laval (STL) win a Corporate Leadership Award in the Innovation category from the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), and was demonstrated to summit attendees.

Laval has Opticom TSP equipment installed at 232 traffic lights, as well as the entire STL fleet of 322 buses and 23 paratransit vehicles. STL has also equipped all its vehicles with a sophisticated onboard computer, a GPS location system, and a passenger counter, which provides real-time data on the performance and ridership of its network. Whereas basic TSP systems request priority at all times, with no regard for set schedules or the number of passengers on board, STL’s OGlobal Traffic Technologies deploys Emergency Vehicle Preemption system in Wisconsin

Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) is going to provide the city of Green Bay in Wisconsin with its Opticom GPS-enabled Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) system that allows rapid response vehicles to move through intersections unimpeded.

GTT’s Opticom EVP system works alongside intersection controllers to help ensure emergency vehicles get priority at traffic lights, speeding up response times. The Opticom system is multimode, which means it works with both the new GPS-enabled/radio technology, as well as areas that still use infrared signaling technology. When an emergency vehicle needs to navigate an intersection, the Opticom system on board the vehicle sends a request to the intersection’s controller ahead of its arrival asking for a green light, clearing a path to enable the vehicle’s expedited passage. In Green Bay, the Opticom system will be used at four key intersections.

GTT’s new president, Jason Lund, commented, “We are very happy to be working with the city of Green Bay to bring the benefits of Opticom to emergency services personnel and residents.” Lund took over the presidency of the company on June 1, following the retirement of Doug Roberts, who served as GTT’s president following the company’s divestiture from 3M in 2007.

Assuming his new role, Lund said, “I welcome the challenges and opportunities of leading GTT while it continues to grow as the market leader of traffic signal priority control solutions in North America and around the world. I’m excited to lead the team into the next phase of innovation and expansion in the emergency services and public transportation markets.”

During the recent UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Summit in Montreal, Canada, GTT’s Opticom Transit Signal Priority (TSP) system helped the Société de transport de Laval (STL) win a Corporate Leadership Award in the Innovation category from the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), and was demonstrated to summit attendees.

Laval has Opticom TSP equipment installed at 232 traffic lights, as well as the entire STL fleet of 322 buses and 23 paratransit vehicles. STL has also equipped all its vehicles with a sophisticated onboard computer, a GPS location system, and a passenger counter, which provides real-time data on the performance and ridership of its network. Whereas basic TSP systems request priority at all times, with no regard for set schedules or the number of passengers on board, STL’s Opticom system takes these two elements into consideration, with buses allocated priority based on both schedule timings and passenger load.

June 22, 2017

Written by Adam Frost

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