MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ ATM IDEAS Upgrade Project recently received the 2012 Outstanding ITS-NY Project of the Year in Cross-Cutting ITS Issues Award. The DYNAC based ATM IDEAS (Advanced Traffic Management Incident Detect/Evaluate/Act System) Upgrade was successfully delivered by Transdyn earlier this year and allows MTA to more efﬁciently monitor trafﬁc, weather, and roadway conditions for reducing congestion, improving incident detection and clearance times, and enhancing facility security at 9 bridges and tunnels.
Working closely with NY’s MTA Bridges and Tunnels for over 7 years, Transdyn designed, built and maintained the existing DYNAC ATMS that links traffic management activities of 9 standalone facility control centers for the Henry Hudson, Robert F. Kennedy, Bronx-Whitestone, Throgs Neck, Verrazano-Narrows, Gil Hodges-Marine Parkway, and Cross Bay bridges and the Queens-Midtown and Brooklyn-Battery tunnels to the Central Operations Control and Communication Center. Each facility is capable of performing all traffic control and monitoring functions individually or may be controlled centrally in emergency or regional incidents impacting multiple facilities and jurisdictions. Real-time traffic data gathered by the system allows operations personnel to provide motorist with up to date traffic advisories via dynamic message signs.
The Intelligent Transportation Society of New York is the State Chapter in New York of the national Intelligent Transportation Society of America. ITS-NY is a non-lobbying, non-profit, 501(c)3 organization of public, private, and academic sector organizations having an interest in the research, deployment, and operation of Intelligent Transportation Systems in New York.