Detection for the Future

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With recent advancements in ITS technology, our clients are turning to alternative technologies to replace traditional detection loops. While traditional loops are suitable for many applications, newer detection technologies can often result in significant cost savings and maintenance benefits, without sacrificing accuracy. Alternatives to traditional loops include radar, video, magnetometer, thermal and Bluetooth technology. Each technology has unique benefits for traffic data needs, whether it’s used for actuated signal control, adaptive signal control, count station, or travel time applications.

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Transpo Attends ITE Technical Conference in Miami

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Transpo attended the ITE Technical Conference in Miami, Florida in March. The conference (and beautiful Miami weather) attracted attendees in the transportation industry from all over the US. Major highlights of the trip included updates from Google about their progress on the self-driving car and a tour of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six’s Sunguide Traffic Management Center (TMC).

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Transpo Recognized by ASCE for Support of Younger Members

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We are excited to have been recognized by the American Society Civil Engineers (ASCE) with an Employer Recognition Award for Support of Younger Members. The certificate of recognition, which was received by Transpo’s Shane Binder at last week’s ASCE Seattle Section meeting, recognizes Transpo for encouragement and exemplary support of Younger Member involvement in ASCE activities.

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Bluetooth Readers Deployed Near JBLM

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In one of the most congested regions in the state, Transpo is taking an innovative approach to understanding traffic.

As part of  an Origin-Destination study being conducted by Transpo for WSDOT, Transpo is implementing solar-powered Bluetooth detection devices, known as BlueMAC Readers. These devices will be used to monitor the number of vehicles that use I-5 to access JBLM and the greater Lakewood area.

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Connected and Automated Vehicles – What’s Next for the Transportation Industry?

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In the midst of ongoing connected and automated vehicle research and national decisions regarding regulations, many people are left wondering what the impacts will be on regional transportation agencies, planning entities, and other government organizations. While some of the potential connected vehicle applications can be easily realized, many will require substantial deployments of equipment, systems, and new policies to function.

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