The Pennsylvania (PA) Turnpike Commission expanded its statewide advanced traveler information system (ATIS) to better inform motorists of traffic, weather, and emergency conditions along the PA Turnpike. The overall project cost was $8.2 million.
As stated in the source report, the purpose and key elements of the project included, "Expand the Commissions statewide Advanced Traveler Information System to better inform motorists about traffic, weather and emergency conditions along the PA Turnpike through the use of highway advisory radio (HAR), variable message signs (VMS), closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, roadway weather information systems (RWIS), truck rollover warning system (TRWS) and, traffic flow detection system (TFDS)."
More specifically, the Commission intended to fill in the gaps of VMS, CCTV cameras and HAR signs, add new RWIS, TFDS and TRWS, and implement and integrate a Central Software. The ITS devices deployed were 12 VMS, 8 CCTV, 21 HAR signs, 4 RWIS, 31 TFDS, and 1 TRWS, all of which were integrated via the implementation of a central software.
In 1998, the Commission estimated it would cost $8.2 million to complete the project. The project was split into several contracts, and the cost information for these contracts, as extracted from the source report, is shown below.
Total Contract Amount
Total Invoiced To Date
|Design Services |
/ Construction Services
|West ITS Deployment|
|East ITS Deployment|
|System Engineering |
for Software Deployment
|Traffic Operations Center |
Baseline Software Deployment
|Web Page Development|
Author: Cortelazzi, Lou, et al.
Published By: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Prepared by DMJM Harris, Inc. for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Source Date: April 2006
EDL Number: 14308URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib//jpodocs/repts_te//14308.htm
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Intelligent Transportation Systems > Emergency Management > Response & Recovery > Emergency Traveler Information
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Crash Prevention & Safety > Road Geometry Warning > Rollover Warning
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Road Weather Management > Information Dissemination > Dynamic Message Signs
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Road Weather Management > Information Dissemination > Highway Advisory Radio
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traffic Incident Management > Information Dissemination > Highway Advisory Radio
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traffic Incident Management > Information Dissemination > Dynamic Message Signs
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traffic Incident Management > Surveillance & Detection > Detectors
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traveler Information > Pre-Trip Information > Internet/Wireless
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Road Weather Management > Information Dissemination > Internet/Wireless/Phone
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Transportation Management Centers > Permanent TMCs > Freeway
DMS, CMS, VMS, Changeable Message Signs, Variable Message Signs, HAR, road monitoring, sensors, incident detection, vehicle detector, traffic detection, traffic monitoring, congestion monitoring