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Alberta explores Intelligent Transportation Systems

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Alberta Transportation has launched a study into Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) along...


EDMONTON, Alta. — Alberta Transportation has launched a study into Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) along the busy Hwy. 2 corridor between Calgary and Edmonton.

The study is aimed at exploring ITS options such as: dynamic message signs displaying real-time information about delays and detours; road weather information systems providing current and forecast road weather conditions; communication technologies such as the Internet, broadcasting traffic and road information; road sensors and video cameras to reduce emergency response times; speed management signs to increase worker protection and safety; and traffic control signals on ramps to improve the flow of traffic.

"Using ITS is an innovative way to improve safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibility along Alberta’s highways," said Allan Lo, a technology development engineer with Alberta Transportation. "This study allows the department to determine how an ITS application could assist with the development of the provincial transportation network."

The $500,000 study is being cost-shared between the provincial and federal governments.


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