Pinellas County Partners with Kapsch TrafficCom to Enhance Mobility and Safety

Pinellas County Partners with Kapsch TrafficCom to Enhance Mobility and Safety

(IN BRIEF) Pinellas County, Florida, has chosen Kapsch TrafficCom to lead a project aimed at improving mobility and safety with advanced technology solutions, backed by a USD 4.6 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration. With Pinellas County facing significant pedestrian-involved crashes and fatalities, Kapsch TrafficCom will implement intersection safety solutions and predictive analytics-based traffic management systems to address these challenges. Dr. Jeff Adler, VP of Solution Consulting at Kapsch TrafficCom, expressed excitement about the project, emphasizing the company’s commitment to enhancing traffic safety and reducing congestion through innovative solutions. The project, scheduled for deployment by the end of 2024, represents a significant step in advancing transportation operations in the region.

(PRESS RELEASE) ORLANDO, 22-Apr-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Pinellas County, Florida, has selected Kapsch TrafficCom for the ATCMTD-sponsored project to improve mobility and safety.

Funded by a USD 4.6 million grant by the Federal Highway Administration, Kapsch TrafficCom will implement advanced technology solutions to address safety and mobility issues in the region. The project continues the county’s commitment of investing in emerging technologies to advance transportation operations.

Pinellas County has the highest percentage of pedestrian-involved crashes and fatalities in Florida. Around 3% of all crashes in the county involve a pedestrian. To address this, Kapsch TrafficCom will implement an intersection safety solution to reduce vulnerable road user incidents at selected intersections in the county. The approach combines intersection-based video analytics and connected vehicle technology to detect and warn of the presence of vulnerable road users in the intersection.

The Pinellas County project will also target the problem of increasing congestion along major arterials in the county. Kapsch TrafficCom will be deploying a decision support system that combines predictive analytics with load balancing algorithms to predict the likelihood of near-term traffic disturbances and proactively reduce arterial congestion. By providing drivers with routing information at key decision points, vehicles will be distributed more effectively between primary and parallel arterials.

“This is an exciting project for Kapsch as it continues our long-standing relationship of working with Pinellas County to design and deploy emerging technology solutions to address safety and mobility challenges,” said Dr. Jeff Adler, VP of Solution Consulting at Kapsch TrafficCom, who will be serving as the project director. “This will be our first project in North America to deploy a solution that fully incorporates our entire traffic product portfolio, making traffic safer and reducing pedestrian accidents.”

The ATCMTD project is scheduled to be deployed by the end of 2024 followed by a year of system monitoring and calibration. The Kapsch TrafficCom contract is for USD 3.5 million.

Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally recognized provider of traffic solutions for sustainable mobility, with project successes in more than 50 countries. Innovative solutions in the application areas of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthier world without congestion.

With one-stop-shop solutions, the company covers the entire customer value chain, from components and design to the implementation and operation of systems.

Kapsch TrafficCom, headquartered in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 25 countries and is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange (symbol: KTCG). In the financial year 2022/23, around 4,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 553 million.

Media Contacts:

Carolin Treichl
Executive Vice President Marketing & Communications
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria

Sandra Bijelic
Head of Corporate Communications
Kapsch TrafficCom AG
Am Europlatz 2, 1120 Vienna, Austria

SOURCE: Kapsch TrafficCom AG


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