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Emerging Technology in Transportation

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During the National Regional Transportation Conference, Kathy Borquez and Andrew Smith discussed Pinal County, Arizona's approach to deploying technology solutions to transportation challenges.

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Emerging Technology in Transportation

  1. 1. Emerging Technology in Transportation National Association of Development Organizations 2019 National Regional Transportation Conference
  2. 2. Presentation Overview • The Landscape • Countywide Strategic Transportation Safety Plan • Interstate 10 Weather-Related Safety Project • Public Works Drone Program • High Technology Corridor Study • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Seminar 2
  3. 3. The Home of Wide Open Opportunity 3
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  5. 5. The Numerology 4 Tribal Communities 5,374 Square Miles of Land Mass 1,988 Miles of Roadway in Maintenance System 5 County Supervisor Districts 3 State Highway Maintenance Districts (ADOT) 3 Designated Regional Transportation Planning Agencies 12 Cities and Towns 447,138 Estimated Population 5
  6. 6. Countywide Strategic Transportation Safety Plan 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Single Vehicle Pedestrian Head-On Angle Rear-End 44% 13% 13% 9% 7% MOST FREQUENT FATAL CRASH TYPE 6
  7. 7. Stakeholder Coordination & Public Outreach Meetings, Interviews & Surveys Safety Technical Advisory Committee Meetings Stakeholder-Public Meetings Board Interviews & Agency Coordination Meetings 7
  8. 8. Online Public Survey 392 Responses to Online Survey 55% San Tan Valley 14% Maricopa 10% Casa Grande 6% Florence 15% Other 493 Map PinPoints 74% Driver Concerns 14% Pedestrian Concerns 12% Bicyclist Concerns 8
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  10. 10. Future Countywide Safety Projects Countywide Systemic Lane Departure 73 Miles of Center & Edge Line Rumble Strips on High Priority Roadways Intersection Improvements Flashing Yellow Arrow Signals, Median Modifications & Select Sidewalk Installation at 5 Arterial/Collector Intersections Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Mid-Section Crossing on Major Collector Roadway 10Images: Stock Photos
  11. 11. Dust storm rolling in on I-10 near Toltec Multi-car crash on I-10 near Picacho Public safety response to I-10 crash near Picacho Haboobs, an Arizonan Weather Phenomenon 11Images: Arizona Daily Star, Tucson
  12. 12. ADOT’s I-10 Safety Improvement Project • Sunshine Boulevard & Picacho Peak Road near Eloy, Arizona • Dust Detection & Warning Systems • Spot & long-range sensors to measure dust & visibility • Closed-circuit camera network to monitor visibility • Variable speed limit signs to slow drivers from 75 mph to 25 mph • Loop detection sensors embedded to assess driver’s speed • Overhead electronic message boards to provide safety messages in real time to drivers Information: Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) 12
  13. 13. Public Works Drone Program • 2 Public Works Employees • 2 UAS Licenses • 1 DJI Phantom IV Pro • 1 IPad Mini/Android Tablet 13Images: Stock Photos
  14. 14. Public Works Drone Program Current Uses • Aerial Imagery • Pre/Post Project Construction • Topography • Traffic Studies • Emergency Management Events • Public Safety Post Project Construction 14
  15. 15. Public Works Drone Program 15
  16. 16. Public Works Drone Program Stock Pit Volume (Cut/Fill) Future Uses • Stock Pit Volume • Aerial Surveys • Geospatial Analysis 16Image: Stock Photo
  17. 17. The Next Silicon Valley? • High Technology Corridor • Board of Supervisors recently approved resources to study the advantages • Study area is along I-10 and I-8 within Pinal, Pima, and Maricopa Counties • Anchored by Inland Port Arizona, Lucid Motors, and Nikola Motor Company in Pinal County • Focused on high tech employment creation Source & Images: Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent 17
  18. 18. High Technology Companies 18 Lucid Motors Inland Port Arizona Nikola Motor Co. Images: Lucid Motors, Inland Port AZ & Nikola Motor Co.
  19. 19. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Local Government Seminar • September 26th • Sponsored by Pinal County and the towns of Florence and Queen Creek • Designed specifically for municipal-county elected officials, senior leadership, and economic development and transportation specialists • Focused on changing infrastructure needs and new policy guidelines 19
  20. 20. Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Local Government Seminar Infrastructure •Streets •Sidewalks •Curbs •Parking •Pick-up/Drop-off Areas •Maintenance Legal & Regulatory •Zoning & Land Use •Data Privacy, Management & Governance •Vehicle Safety Standards •Cyber & Physical Safety •Liability & Insurance •Intellectual Properties Other •Data Requirements •Affordability •Access •Equity •Partnerships •Community Engagement 20

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