Monday, April 27, 2015

Wrong-Way Driving Alert System Installed in Rhode Island

We occasionally hear of drivers on Interstate 90 going the wrong way, which often causes traffic collisions. Apparently this same problem is so bad in Rhode Island that the Department of Transportation is installing systems to detect wrong way drivers and alert them that they're headed the wrong direction.

Sensors will detect if someone enters a ramp going the wrong direction, which activates a series of signs that flash along the highway and displays a message to warn other drivers.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.