The US Government will provide $8.7m to deploy intelligent transportation systems along the Interstate 15 corridor to improve traffic management.

Combining road sensors, prediction and simulation tools and traveller information, the system will inform commuters about traffic conditions through the internet and message signs.

This will enable traffic managers to adjust traffic signals and ramp meters, as well as direct travellers to high-occupancy vehicle / toll lanes, bus rapid transit and other options.

The project’s multi-modal decision support system will also predict problems on the freeway and nearby arterials and propose strategies to address them.

The $10.8m project will be supported by $2.1m from San Diego Association of Governments and is one of two national demonstration projects to receive federal funding for smart systems aimed at reducing congestion.