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Kapsch to build transportation management software for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Published 01 March 2017

Kapsch TrafficCom has been awarded an $8.8m contract to design, develop, install and support Agency-Wide Transportation Management Software (ATMS) for The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ).

The contract consists of a four-year base term followed by two additional one-year optional support periods. Powered by Kapsch’s DYNAC software, the new system will enable the Authority to manage ITS assets at its bridges, tunnels, aviation and port facilities, and the PATH rail transit system from any of its individual facility Operations Control Centers and the PA-AOC.

The new ATMS will help the Authority improve operational efficiency, agency-wide visibility of travel conditions, and enhance regional transportation coordination.

The new ATMS will enable PANYNJ to better manage its critical transportation-related assets.

Kapsch will merge 21 independent traffic and facility management data systems into a single enterprise DYNAC-based ATMS that will manage the Authority’s vital 'Gateways to the Nation' transportation assets including the George Washington, Bayonne, and Goethals Bridges & Outerbridge Crossing, Lincoln & Holland Tunnels, LaGuardia, JFK International & Newark Liberty International Airports and the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal.

Deployed in redundant data centers to improve reliability, maintainability and security, the new ATMS will replace independent legacy systems with an agency-wide, next generation architecture. All Authority assets will be able to be managed from any individual facility as well as the PA-AOC, providing agency-wide situational awareness.

The ATMS will enable rapid, consistent, and appropriate responses to traffic incidents and tunnel life safety events by generating and executing real-time response plans to help facility and AOC operators expertly manage time sensitive, critical situations.

New software at the Ferry Transportation Unit, Port Authority Bus Terminal, GWB Bus Station, Teterboro & Stewart International Airports and PATH will inform all Authority facilities on the status of the regional transportation network.

The ATMS will facilitate enhanced motorist safety and mobility by improving regional travel throughout the PANYNJ’s transportation system infrastructure. The ATMS will communicate with 511 database and the traffic and incident data systems used by the Authority to convey real-time traveler information to regional transportation agencies and the traveling public.

This streamlined interface will improve agency operational efficiency and information accuracy, facilitate consistent workflows, and enhance environmental monitoring and reporting capabilities.

Kapsch TrafficCom is a provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) in the segments of toll collection, traffic management, safety and security, smart urban mobility and connected cars.

The end-to-end solutions of Kapsch TrafficCom cover the entire value creation chain of its customers as a one-stop shop, from components and design to the installation and operation of systems. The core business comprises the development, installation and operation of electronic toll collection and traffic management systems.

References in more than 50 countries on all continents have made Kapsch TrafficCom a globally recognized ITS provider. As part of the Kapsch Group, an Austrian family-owned technology group founded in 1892, Kapsch TrafficCom is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, and has subsidiaries and branches in 30 countries.

It has been listed since 2007 on the Vienna Stock Exchange (KTCG) and generated revenues of EUR 526 million in the fiscal year 2015/16 with over 4,600 employees.



Source: Company Press Release