May 1, 2017

Examine the applicability of installing advanced traffic management systems (ATMS) technology to improve traffic flow

As prime contractor, W&S examined the applicability of installing advanced traffic management systems (ATMS) technology to improve traffic flow in the Panyu District in Guangzhou, China. This is a district with 15 million population. This project examined the suitability of using ACS Lite, a lower-cost solution developed by multiple US suppliers like Econolite. It consisted of two components: a Feasibility Study to identify key sections throughout the district which could benefit from the technology, and a pilot project that involving the installation of Econolite’s system on a limited stretch of the corridor in a priority area. The Feasibility Study examined the technical, economic, financial, and environmental issues associated with a district-wide rollout and analyzed its developmental impacts and opportunities for US company involvement during implementation. A portion of Guangming Road, a major north-south arterial connecting Ring Road to Panyu’s central business district was selected for pilot installation of the system on six intersections. W&S was responsible for installing 24 cameras, cabling, network connections, and a PC Dell Server in collaboration with Econolite, Wu & Song Associates (Shanghai), and Panyu District Government. W&S was also responsible for conducting economic benefit analysis, cost estimations, and project training.