22 Aug City of Montreal Deploys TransCore’s TransSuite Advanced Traffic Management System on Citywide Arterial Street Network
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TransCore, working with its Canadian TransSuite® certified partner Electromega, was selected by the City of Montreal to deploy TransCore’s TransSuite Advanced Traffic Management System at the Centre de Gestion de la Mobilité Urbaine (CGMU) supporting the arterial network of the city, encompassing more than 2,000 traffic signal controllers.
The City of Montreal is the second largest city in Canada, after Toronto, and is the ninth largest city in North America. The City has 19 boroughs that encompass 845 km of arterial roadways and 4200 km of local streets.
TransCore, with Electromega, has integrated TransSuite with the first 200 controllers along the major arteries of Pie-IX, Sherbrooke, and St-Michel. The deployments at the remaining intersections will be phased in at 200 intersections per year. By December 2016, close to 700 intersections will be online, with the remaining intersections completed by 2020.
Bill Skillas, TransCore vice president, added, “TransCore’s experience addressing the challenges of large urban systems such as Montreal has been demonstrated in more than 30 metropolitan areas and spans 35 years deploying traffic management systems in other major North American cities.”
Pascal Lamoureux, Electromega président and CEO, added, “Joining forces with TransCore was a natural fit for Electromega. Both of our organizations have similar approaches to system integration and truly understand city operational challenges.”
The CGMU serves as the arterial network management center for the City, acting as much as a receiver of information as a provider. From this central location, CGMU will manage all data coming from the arterial network and use that data to communicate back to the field. At the heart of this operation is the TransSuite Advanced Traffic Management System. The control center will allow staff from the division of arterial operations to coordinate more efficiently with systems that are already in place and improve the arterial network safety performance.
Centralized control of traffic lights in the City of Montreal will allow operators of the CGMU to respond in real time to incidents affecting the arterial network, remotely programming traffic lights for both planned events and unforeseen incidents to minimize the impact on traffic conditions for motorists. The centralization of traffic management operations can also facilitate the movement of traffic in major work zones and minimize delays.
In past years, the socioeconomic costs related to congestion have constantly increased. The implementation of an advanced traffic management center allows the city to assure centralized management and better coordination of traffic signals, which combined with other technological capabilities, provides:
- A reduction in frequent stops, reducing vehicle idle time and vehicle carbon emissions,
- An improvement in the regularity and reliability of public transit services,
- A reduction in overflow traffic on the local street network,
- And, the optimization of existing infrastructures.
TransCore’s history supporting the transportation industry spans nearly eight decades, with expertise ranging from toll systems, traffic management systems, intelligent transportation systems, systems integration, customer service centers, design consulting, operations, maintenance, to RFID manufacturing. TransCore has installations in 46 countries and a vast portfolio of intellectual property. In 2013, Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked TransCore No. 169 out of the Top 500 Design Firms. The company also received the International Road Federation’s Global Achievement Award as well as ITS New York’s Most Outstanding ITS Project of the Year award for New York City’s Midtown in Motion adaptive traffic signal control system.
TransCore operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Industries, a diversified growth company that is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, transportation, medical, education, and SaaS-based information networks.
For more information, visit www.transcore.com.
For more than 35 years, Electromega is a leader in the dynamic and static transportation field across Canada in areas of traffic control systems (vehicle, transit and railroad), centralized traffic management system, data collection, detection systems (intrusive, non-intrusive and on-board), on street and off street parking systems, roadway security, dynamic or static LED message signs and also general LED lighting and luminaires. Electromega provides its expertise, products and services to municipal, provincial and federal agencies, consultants, contractors and industries across Canada. For more information please visit www.electromega.com.