NYSDOT re-awards operations contract for its Joint Transportation Management Center

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Following a full re-competition process, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has extended its Transportation Management Center Operations services contract with the company that has been operating New York City’s Joint Transportation Management Center (JTMC) for the past 10 years. For the past decade, Schneider Electric has been providing transportation management center operations services to the NYSDOT, helping the JTMC meet its mission critical goals for traffic operations, special event and incident management. Located in Long Island City in Queens County, the JTMC is responsible for 24-hour transportation operations and management of the five boroughs of New York City.

The JTMC (pictured above and below) serves as the primary operational contact point for internal and external operational stakeholders for all incidents and events that impact on the transportation system across all modes of travel in New York City. The existing transportation system covers about 120 centerline miles (198km) of the state highway system, with over 400 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, 88 overhead Variable Message Signs (VMS), 6 Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) systems, and over 600 roadway traffic detectors that feed real-time data into the center’s congestion monitoring and travel time information systems. Schneider will continue to staff the JTMC with its team of qualified professionals, who are all skilled and knowledgeable in the operation of the city’s Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS).

Alfredo Escriba, senior vice president of the North America transportation segment at Schneider Electric, commented, “We are indeed privileged to be given the opportunity to be of service to NYSDOT. To continue to maintain the position as the world leader in the financial sector, New York State and local municipalities have invested heavily in the improvements of its transportation infrastructure to ensure seamless travel in one of the busiest metropolitan cities in the world. Schneider, in partnership with NYSDOT and all other stakeholders, is providing the right people, with world-class transportation operations expertise to keep the New York metro area transportation systems efficient, safe and sustainable.”

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since he joined the company in May 2014. Prior to this he worked on some of the UK's leading consumer magazine titles including Men's Health and Glamour, beginning his career in journalism in 1997 after graduating with a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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