In a ceremony today at the Mayflower Hotel, the International
Road Federation (IRF) presented TransCore
and the New
York City Department of Transportation with its prestigious Global
Road Achievement Award (GRAA) for deployment of the Midtown in Motion
Adaptive Signal Control system.
International Road Federation Global Road Achievement Award 2012 (Photo: Business Wire)
The GRAA is a leading international competition to identify and honor
excellence, innovation, and exceptional achievement. This year's awards
honored ten projects from countries around the world, with NYCDOT and
TransCore receiving the award for excellence in intelligent
transportation systems (ITS) and traffic management. Also in June of
2012, they received the Most
Outstanding ITS Project of the Year by ITS New York.
The City's state-of-the-art ITS Infrastructure Deployment Program
includes modernization of the citywide computerized traffic control
system which monitors and controls 12,400 traffic signals throughout the
five boroughs - creating the largest such system in North America. It
also includes Manhattan's Midtown in Motion program - the most advanced
active traffic management system. TransCore designed New York's next
generation traffic control system that includes TransCore's TransSuite®
traffic management software and its multiprotocol Encompass®
radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, KLD's adaptive
control module, Advanced Transportation Controllers provided by Peek
traffic, and other related equipment using the New York City Wireless
President Tracy Marks commented, "We're honored to receive this
award and thank the extremely talented and dedicated individuals that
served on our team. We are proud to have served the City of New York as
it undertook such a monumental task and believe it will serve as a model
for other ITS deployments around the world."
Mohamad Talas, the City's deputy director, Systems Engineering, ITS
Management, stated, "We are pleased in winning the IRF award for the NYC
ITS Modernization Project and hope our success will provide a new
real-world model for the use of current advanced technologies to support
active traffic management in big cities."
The IRF Chairman and Mayor of Riyadh Abdullah A. Al-Mogbel presented the
winners with the brilliant cut crystal globe trophy. Attending the
ceremony for the New York City Department of Transportation was Bruce
Schaller, deputy commissioner of traffic and planning.
For more information on this year's IRF awards, contact Magid Elabyad by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone at + 1 703 535 1001.
TransCore has a 75-year heritage supporting the transportation industry
with installations in 46 countries and a vast portfolio of intellectual
property. The breadth of the company's expertise includes traffic
management systems, intelligent transportation systems, systems
integration, design consulting, electronic toll collection systems, RFID
manufacturing, operations, and maintenance. In 2012, Engineering
News-Record (ENR) ranked TransCore No. 140 out of the Top 500 Design
Firms. For more information, visit www.transcore.com.
TransCore operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper
Industries. Roper Industries is headquartered in the United States,
is a Standard and Poor's S&P 500 index company and trades on the New
York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ROP).
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