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  • Smart Transportation

    Smart transportation refers to the integrated application of modern technologies and management strategies to optimize transportation systems. These include:
    • Mobility on demand (MOD) technologies assisting travelers in reducing travel time, system costs, fuel consumption and enhancing safety
    • Intelligent technologies optimizing signal timing and other infrastructure based on need such as ramp metering, transit signal priority and lane shifting
    • Real-time transportation system updates to vary speed limits or road closures based on weather or emergency conditions
    • Improving freight efficiency
    • Rendering the multi-modal public transportation more convenient and reliable

    Mobility on Demand

    Imagine an app on your smartphone that will pay you $ incentives to:

    • Reduce your travel timeTNMS
    • Increase your travel safety
    • Reduce your fuel consumption
    • Decrease your travel costs
    • Improve air quality

    Sounds too good to be true?  Welcome to the world of Mobility on Demand (MOD)!  MOD allows local jurisdictions to invest in traveler mobility benefits at a fraction of the cost of expanding roadway capacity.

    See how Pima County intends to connect MOD apps to infrastructure under our Connected Vehicles tab.

    Connected Vehicles

    The Connected Vehicle Program led by the USDOT is working with transportation agencies, vehicle and device manufacturers to test and evaluate technologies that will enable cars, buses, trucks, trains and infrastructure to “talk” to one another so as to optimize both mobility and safety.

    Learn more about what Pima County Government is doing regarding data network readiness for connected vehicles and other smart transportation systems.

    System Modeling

    Transportation system modeling is another tool for measuring roadway performance and for evaluating different scenarios such as expanding and creating new roadways, or reducing roadway capacity (road diet) to provide better bicycle and pedestrian facilities.   Pima County has partnered with the University of Arizona College of Engineering to build a Dynamic Traffic Assignment model for the region.  This model will be used to help measure roadway system performance and assist the department in evaluating the best strategies to achieve performance goals.

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    Tucson, AZ 85701

    Phone: (520) 724-6410
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