Bus

NYCT launching signal priority pilot

Posted on September 25, 2012

With a goal of further improving speeds and efficiency along Select Bus Service (SBS) corridors, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is launching a Traffic Signal Priority (TSP) system pilot on the M15 SBS route. MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) is seeking board approval for this contract.

The TSP system will hold traffic signals green, allowing bus customers to shave time off of their commutes and improving bus on-time performance.

“Traffic Signal Prioritization is a vital piece in making bus travel more attractive,” said NYCT President Thomas F. Prendergast. “It is no great secret that the faster and more dependable we can make our buses, the more attractive the service will be to our riders.”

The contract with Global Traffic Technologies, valued at more than $480,000, will see the installation of TSP equipment on up to 60 buses serving the M15 SBS route. The initial TSP-equipped buses are expected to be online in November. There is an option for expansion that includes the provision for installation of equipment on up to 200 additional buses, for which subsequent board approval would be sought.

The TSP effort is being carried out in cooperation with the City Department of Transportation, which has previously installed controller equipment and created a Traffic Management Center.

A version of TSP which does not connect to the Traffic Management Center is in operation on the Bronx’s successful Fordham Road Bx12 SBS.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Schetky Bus and Van Sales opens Ariz. office

The national distributor of commercial buses, school buses, and mobility vans is also committed to providing Arizona with their brand of best-in-class customer service and support.

Grande West names new CEO

Jean-Marc Landry will take over as CEO, while William Trainer will transition from his CEO role to undertake the roles and responsibilities of president and remain as a member of the board of directors.

Calif.'s SamTrans to add 55 New Flyer clean-diesel artics

Staff informed the board that this is intended to be the last diesel bus purchase that SamTrans will make because the Transit District would eventually like to convert its current fleet to electric buses in the future.

San Diego's MTS orders up to 50 more New Flyer CNG buses

MTS currently has 220 40-foot CNG New Flyer buses and 70 60-foot CNG articulated New Flyer buses in operation.

Fla.'s Palm Tran unveils bus honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The bus debuted at the 2018 MLK parade, sponsored by the City of Riviera Beach, Fla., in honor of Dr. King’s birthday on Jan. 13, 2018.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Luxury Coach & Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close