The Phase 2 Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for NZ Transport Agency’s Nationwide Traffic Management Software (TMS) System was recently completed by Transdyn and the NTZA project team. Completion of this milestone will facilitate onsite commissioning and testing of the DYNAC Enterprise Server (ES) software system that will monitor and control Auckland, New Zealand motorways. Phase 1 of the TMS implementation was delivered last year and enables operations personnel to manage traffic in Wellington, New Zealand.
Running on Transdyn’s DYNAC ES, the new traffic management system will manage the Auckland and Wellington state highway network and provide NZTA with the flexibility to manage roadway and bridge operations from both traffic operations centers located in Auckland and Wellington.
The TMS system will provide integrated management of traffic, electronic message signs, lane control signals, moveable lane barrier, and traveler information services. Traffic monitoring, incident response, and sign control will operate seamlessly together to enhance NZTA’s ability to respond safely and effectively to traffic incidents and emergency situations.
To ease congestion and improve traffic flow in Auckland, a reversible lane configuration on the Auckland Harbour Bridge is used to manage traffic at peak travel times. The 8-lane bridge employs a moveable barrier that increases the number of available lanes and maximizes capacity on the bridge during peak travel times. Traffic operations personnel will use DYNAC® ES to control the configuration of the moveable barrier, enabling designated lanes to move traffic in the opposite direction.
The NZ Transport Agency contributes to an integrated, safe, responsive and sustainable land transport system. The Agency manages the state highway system consisting of over 6,800 miles of roadway, 4,200 bridges and culverts, and 3 key tunnels, representing about half of the 22 billion vehicle miles New Zealanders travel each year.