§A high percentage of
freeway, arterial, transit and toll agencies plan to expand or deploy
new technologies in the near term.
§Freeway agencies are
moving from loop detectors to radar and probe sensors, particularly
Blue Tooth systems. Arterial agencies are also expanding use of Blue Tooth
§Barriers to adoption of
Adaptive Signal Systems are falling, with more arterial agencies
reporting intentions to deploy this technology in the next 3 years.
§In 2013, use of Twitter,
apps for Smartphone and Facebook is well established for freeway
agencies and rapidly growing on arterials.
§The deployment of
technologies to track and dispatch transit vehicles has made it possible
to improve customer service by providing travelers with real-time information on
schedule adherence, with more than 25% of transit agencies using social media to
distribute real-time information.
§One fourth of agencies
report being part of an integrated corridor. However, interagency
coordination between freeway, arterial and transit agencies is not completely
realized and interagency agreements tend to be informal in nature.
§Familiarity with the DSRC
standard is high for freeway and toll agencies but much lower
for arterial and transit agencies.Current and planned use of the standard is reported
by only a handful of agencies, typically in safety and mobility