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Nevada DOT: Safe and Connected

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During the 2019 NADO Annual Training Conference (October 19 - 22 in Reno, NV), Seth Daniels shared the Nevada Department of Transportation's efforts to upgrade communications to meet current and future intelligent transportation systems needs.

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Nevada DOT: Safe and Connected

  1. 1. NDOT Traffic Operations Seth Daniels, P.E. Assistant Chief Traffic Operations Engineer Signals, Lighting, and Intelligent Transportations System Design Group Technology Group – Communications Infrastructure and Networks
  2. 2. TECHNOLOGY IN TRANSPORTATION
  3. 3. ITS DEVICE GROWTH • Digital Message Signs (DMS) • ATMS Systems • Traffic Cameras • Ramp Meters • Flow Detectors • Wrong Way Driver Systems • Wind and Particulate Warning Systems • Flashing Beacons (Chain Control, Weather Warnings) • Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) • Emergency Vehicle Preemption Systems • Transit Signal Priority Systems • Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Readers • Active Runaway Truck Ramps • License Plate Readers … And More Coming CAV…V2I, V2V…
  4. 4. NETWORKS & COMMUNICATIONS • Independent ITS Network • Fiber Optics • Cellular – Private VPN Tunnel, FirstNet • DSRC • Microwave • Statewide Shared Public Safety Radio System
  5. 5. DIVERSE NEEDS & CHALLENGES
  6. 6. ITS NETWORK UPGRADE Roadside Networks need to evolve and become “enterprise-class” Better management tools to facilitate troubleshooting, decrease MTTR Analytics to better understand usage trends Open, standards-based protocols like shortest-path bridging… … allows for the elimination of spanning tree, increasing reliability
  7. 7. TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE SHARING
  8. 8. 511 TRAVELER INFO www.NVRoads.com
  9. 9. WAYCARE – Predictive Analytics
  10. 10. TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT
  11. 11. Transportation Systems Management & Operations “Integrated strategies to optimize the performance of existing infrastructure through the implementation of multimodal and intermodal, cross-jurisdictional systems, services, and projects designed to preserve capacity and improve security, safety, and reliability of the transportation system”
  12. 12. WHAT’S NEXT?
  13. 13. SETH DANIELS, P.E. sdaniels@dot.nv.gov

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