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November 20111 Regional Perspective on the Border Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition.

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1 November Regional Perspective on the Border Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition

2 2Introduction NITTEC NITTEC Regional Cross Border Perspective Regional Cross Border Perspective Border Management Role Border Management Role Border Conditions Border Conditions November 2011

3 3NITTEC Multi-Agency Transportation Operations Coalition Multi-Agency Transportation Operations Coalition  14 Member Agencies with 15 Affiliate Members in Canada & U.S.  Established in 1995 through Memorandum of Understanding  Council and Committee governance with agency leadership  Centralized 24/7 operations and traffic management services for bi-national region November 2011

4 4 Regional Collaboration – Traffic Management Information Clearinghouse Information Clearinghouse Standardized Operations Standardized Operations Multi-Agency Event Planning and Operations Multi-Agency Event Planning and Operations Multi-Agency ITS Deployment Multi-Agency ITS Deployment Regional Messaging Standards Regional Messaging Standards November 2011

5 5 Border Crossing Region November 2011

6 6 Regional Cross Border Perspective Bi-national Gateway Bi-national Gateway  Key economic port for Canada- US trade  World renowned destination for tourists  Key Component of Regional Transportation Network Single Border Crossing Concept Single Border Crossing Concept  View border crossing as regional corridor  Balancing traffic and capacity November 2011

7 7 Coalition’s Border Management Role Regional Collaboration and Leadership Regional Collaboration and Leadership  Border Crossing Collaboration  Border Crossing Operations  Traffic and Incident Management  Technology Deployment  Public Information and Education  Traveler Information November 2011

8 8 Border Crossing Collaboration Border Crossing Committee Border Crossing Committee Participation by Transportation agencies, bridge operators and enforcement agencies Participation by Transportation agencies, bridge operators and enforcement agencies Standardized border wait times Standardized border wait times Standardized DMS Messaging Standardized DMS Messaging Joint Press Releases and public information campaigns Joint Press Releases and public information campaigns November 2011

9 9 Border Crossing Operations Coalition TMC acts as information clearinghouse for all border related traveler and traffic information Coalition TMC acts as information clearinghouse for all border related traveler and traffic information Border enforcement resource management Border enforcement resource management Event planning and review Event planning and review Construction planning Construction planning November 2011

10 10 Border Related Traffic and Incident Management Ontario and WNY Incident Management Committees Ontario and WNY Incident Management Committees Coordination with border enforcement, local police and public safety agencies Coordination with border enforcement, local police and public safety agencies Border Crossing Traffic Management Plans Border Crossing Traffic Management Plans Staging areas and truck management Staging areas and truck management Queue end management Queue end management November 2011

11 11 Technology Deployment TRANSMIT E-ZPass transponder based system deployed in US and Canada TRANSMIT E-ZPass transponder based system deployed in US and Canada CCTV Coverage CCTV Coverage Detector based queue end warning systems Detector based queue end warning systems Bluetooth reader technology Pilot Project for travel time Bluetooth reader technology Pilot Project for travel time November 2011

12 12 Public Information and Education Promote Single Border Crossing Concept  Border Crossing Maps – Combat the Google Phenomena  Live Traffic Display for real-time traffic data November 2011

13 13 Traveler Information NITTEC, NFBC, CPB and CBSA websites NITTEC, NFBC, CPB and CBSA websites Mobile device access to CCTV images of crossings and approach facilities Mobile device access to CCTV images of crossings and approach facilities November 2011

14 14 Traveler Information Dynamic Message Signs in US and Canada Dynamic Message Signs in US and Canada Highway Advisory Radio Highway Advisory Radio Bridge Conditions Phone Service Bridge Conditions Phone Service 511NY 511NY MYNITTEC Subscriber System MYNITTEC Subscriber System November 2011

15 15 Border Conditions Over 96% of the time at least one crossing is available without delay for passenger and commercial vehicles to the U.S and Canada Over 96% of the time at least one crossing is available without delay for passenger and commercial vehicles to the U.S and Canada 84% of the time there are no delays at any of the crossings 84% of the time there are no delays at any of the crossings Holidays and weekends account for 52% of the delays Holidays and weekends account for 52% of the delays Traffic redistribution is effective for reducing delays Traffic redistribution is effective for reducing delays November 2011 May 20, 2011 and September 5, 2011

16 16 Contact Information: Athena Hutchins


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