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CATT Lab Helped During Snow Storm

CATT Lab Helped During Snow Storm

Jason Ellison, senior engineer at the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) located at the University of Maryland, recently talked with the Baltimore Sun about how the CATT Lab was able through the Regional Integrated Transportation Information System (RITIS) to provide area traffic managers and police with a real-time view of road conditions. RITIS was able to show 53 disabled vehicles that were within camera view. The RITIS network was developed at the University of Maryland and is currently maintained by the CATT Lab is an automated data sharing, dissemination, and archiving system.  RITIS improves transportation efficiency, safety, and security through the integration of existing transit and transportation management data in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. RITIS automatically fuses, translates, and standardizes data obtained from multiple agencies in the region in order to provide an enhanced overall view of the region’s transportation network. Participating agencies are able to view regional traffic information and use it to improve their operations and emergency preparedness. To read the full article visit: The Baltimore Sun.

About the CATT Lab

The Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, supports National, State, and local efforts to provide safe and efficient transportation systems through improved operations and management by means of research and development, technology implementation, training and education.

The CATT Lab is supported by an interdisciplinary staff of graduate and undergraduate student researchers, affiliated faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering, and a permanent team of ITS professionals. For more information about the CATT Lab visit www.cattlab.umd.edu.

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April 5, 2010


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