Transdyn, as a subcontractor to Raytheon, will provide a traffic management system to Transurban (US) for the Capital Beltway HOT (high occupancy toll) lanes – a project that will deliver one of the most technologically advanced roadways in the world with offerings for high occupancy vehicles (HOV), transit operators and single occupancy vehicles. Transdyn will supply the advanced traffic management system (ATMS) for the project, which is slated to open in late 2012.
One of the largest highway expansion projects in the country, the project includes adding four new lanes, two in each direction, to the Beltway and replacing $260m worth of aging infrastructure, including more than 50 interchange bridges and overpasses. The hope is that travelers on the Capital Beltway HOT lanes will spend less time in their commute and thereby lower fuel and vehicle maintenance costs. In addition, the HOT lanes give incentives to use bus transit and carpools to create smoother traffic flows, which in turn reduces the environmental impact due to lowered vehicle emissions.
Utilizing Transdyn’s DYNAC® Enterprise Server software suite, Transurban’s HOT lanes operations center will manage all aspects of traffic operations. From a unified operator interface, the system will manage the HOT lanes’ CCTV and automatic incident detection cameras to help maintain free-flow traffic conditions for roadway users and provide for motorist safety. The DYNAC software allows Transurban to safely and efficiently manage both traffic and facilities operations, especially during emergency situations.
Transurban is part of the Transurban Group, a toll road owner and operator with interests in North America and Australia that focuses on partnering with governments to deliver roads that meet community needs over the long term. The Transurban Group has more than 5.1m customers globally and interests in seven key toll roads in Australia and the US, including Pocahontas Parkway in Richmond, Virginia. In Northern Virginia, the Transurban Group is partnering with Fluor, the Virginia Department of Transportation and Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation to deliver the HOT lanes.