International Road Dynamics Inc (IRD) announced today that the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has awarded a long-term contract to IRD for sites located in New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester Counties.
The contract is valued at approximately C$1.5m and runs for a minimum of two years and up to five years, with an option to renew annually by the state. Under the contract IRD will install, upgrade, repair, operate and maintain the data collection sites.
There are four different types of traffic data collection sites within the contract. These include continuous count, automatic vehicle classification (AVC), weigh-in-motion (WIM) and permanent short count sites. The scope is to provide overall repair and maintenance services for these existing sites, as well as installation of new sites to enhance the NYSDOT Data Collection Programme.
NYSDOT collects, summarises and interprets information about the traffic on the state’s highway system. The data is used to assess transportation needs and system performance, as well as to develop highway planning and programming recommendations. Traffic data is also important for route planning and in the design of highway projects.
IRD’s president and CEO, Terry Bergan, said: “We are excited about our ongoing, long-term partnership. This contract along with previous and existing contracts with the state, are examples of how we are creatively leveraging our strong reputation, customer focus and patented ITS technologies to deliver value to customers.”
IRD is a highway traffic management technology company specialising in supplying products and systems to the global intelligent transportation systems (ITS) industry.