by Future Transport-News
09 Aug 2023
Portland Technical Tour Highlights NextGen TSP from LYT and Q-Free
The project is part of the City’s long-term goal to improve transit reliability.
On Tuesday, August 15, a bus full of transportation professionals will take a guided tour down Division Street to learn about the innovative way the City of Portland implemented transit signal priority (TSP). Partnering with Q-Free and LYT, their innovative approach addresses key limitations of traditional TSP by combining innovative controller logic, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.
A progressive city known for its eco-friendliness, the City of Portland aims to increase the mode share of non-drive-alone trips to 70 percent citywide. A central focus area is increased transit reliability, recognizing public transit as a high-efficiency mode of travel that connects many to jobs, schools, parks, and entertainment.
Portland traffic engineers needed a robust TSP system for corridor management as part of the $175m Division Transit Project. They relied on a unique NextGen TSP solution leveraging multiple Q-Free and LYT technologies working in unison to ensure Portland public transport’s prompt, predictable arrival.
Participants in the sold-out technical tour at the 2023 Joint ITE International Annual Meeting and Exhibition will get a unique insider’s view of the project, complete with system visuals. People without a tour ticket can still purchase a bus ticket and jump on one of Portland’s FX2 trendy – and bendy – high-capacity buses for a self-guided tour.
Join us and LYT for a quick system demo at the ITE Annual Meeting in Portland.
Monday, August 14
1:30pm local time
Q-Free booth #814
Metro began planning for the project in 2014. Stakeholders and community members approved the project plan, formally known as the “Locally-Preferred Alternative,” in November 2016. The plan was unanimously approved by the cities of Gresham and Portland, the Multnomah County Commission, and the TriMet Board of Directors. Metro transferred project leadership to TriMet on December 20, 2016.
The project, led by TriMet, was completed in summer 2022.
Project costs were approximately $175 million, funded by state, regional, local, and federal funding contributions.
Learn more at https://trimet.org/division/
This article was originally published by Q-Free.
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