Miami-Dade's DTPW selects Econolite ITS to upgrade traffic signals


Miami-Dade's Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has selected US-based traffic management solutions provider Econolite's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) to upgrade traffic signals in the county. 

The contract has been awarded as part of the county’s infrastructure modernisation programme.

Econolite’s ITS features adaptive signal control technology to minimise traffic congestion, as well as travel costs for county residents and roadway users. 

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said: "We have been testing this new technology for approximately one year now and have already seen impressive improvements in time-savings and traffic flow along NW 36th Street.

"We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to alleviate congestion in our community, and I believe these smart signals are just one of many future solutions."

"We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to alleviate congestion in our community, and I believe these smart signals are just one of many future solution."

Initially, Econolite will upgrade 300 intersections at 12 congested corridors in the county with new traffic controllers and Autoscope video detection sensors.

In addition to adaptive signal control, the company will deploy its Centracs advanced transportation management system (ATMS) software.

The software will be installed with route priority, navigation data integration, and cybersecurity features to enhance public safety and mobility.

Econolite Sales vice-president Mark Nogaki said: “The ITS solution Miami-Dade selected includes connected vehicle capabilities and adaptive signal control, which will automatically optimize traffic signal timing continually based on traffic conditions, and lay the infrastructure foundation for smart city capabilities.

"This provides the county with transformative capabilities that residents will benefit from immediately and far into the future." 

In 2016, Miami-Dade County deployed ITS solutions in NW 36 Street between 71 and 84 avenues, which demonstrated significant mobility improvements, including a reduction in travel time and traffic congestion hours.