New Jersey Turns to Internet of Things to Improve Roadway Safety

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  • Govtech
  • 3 years ago

New Jersey Turnpike Authority's Command and Control Center

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) announced it is working with IBM on a multi-year program that will utilize Internet of Things (IoT) technology and data to better manage vehicular traffic and improve roadway safety.

Together, NJTA and IBM have created an Advanced Traffic Management Program (ATMP) that includes a centralized, federated command and control system to help minimize congestion and improve traffic flow on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway — just in time for  Memorial Day weekend, which tends to kick off the summer travel season across the country.

The New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway together form an incredibly complex transportation system with 325 miles of highway, which in some sections accommodate 14 lanes of traffic. On a typical day, more than 2 million vehicles travel the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway  – making it one of the busiest roadways in the U.S. There are 28 interchanges on the turnpike and 359 entrances and exits on the parkway.

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