In Brooklyn, an incident management system on the Gowanus and Prospect Expressways used CCTV, highway advisory radio, dynamic message signs, and a construction information hotline to improve average incident clearance time by about one hour, a 66 percent improvement.
Before the incident detection system was introduced it took an average of 1.5 hours to clear any type of incident. Since implementation of the system, the time it takes to aid a motorist whose vehicle has broken down has been reduced to 19 minutes. If an accident occurs, the average time from inception to clearing is now 31 minutes on average.
Author: Samartin, Kevin
Published By: ITS: Intelligent Transport Systems
Source Date: May 1997
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Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traffic Incident Management > Surveillance & Detection > Imaging/Video
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traffic Incident Management > Information Dissemination > Dynamic Message Signs
Intelligent Transportation Systems > Traffic Incident Management > Information Dissemination > Highway Advisory Radio
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CCTV, closed circuit television cameras, road monitoring, camera imaging, DMS, CMS, VMS, Changeable Message Signs, Variable Message Signs, HAR