Posted on Apr 12, 2018

As part of its outreach efforts for the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot, Global-5 recently organized a demonstration of connected vehicle technology for a group of transportation management center (TMC) operators and managers from across the United States. Global-5 also handled media relations for the event, which attracted positive coverage from local newspapers and TV stations.

Representatives of 18 transportation agencies attended the event, which featured several innovative applications that the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority is deploying to improve safety and mobility in downtown Tampa. A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) official arranged the visit to showcase Florida’s leadership in connected vehicles.

Attendees rode in cars equipped with devices that communicate with the roadway and other connected vehicles to help prevent crashes and keep traffic moving. The demonstration took place on the downtown end of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway’s Reversible Express Lanes (REL), which was closed to traffic during the event.

Attendees included officials from the California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin state departments of transportation, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and the Federal Highway Administration. The officials were in Tampa for a meeting of the TMC Pooled Fund Study, a group that conducts TMC-related research, operational tests, technology transfer and training.