November 18, 2009 By News Report
New York City (NYC) has acquired mid-block radar detection units for some 200 intersections in four different boroughs as part of a NYC Transportation Department traffic coordination program using centralized computer control to improve traffic flow. The RTMS (Remote Traffic Microwave Sensor) G4 supplied by Imaging Sensing Systems Inc., detects and measures roadway traffic. According to the company Web site, the G4 is a small roadside pole-mounted radar, operating in the microwave band. It provides per-lane presence as well as volume, occupancy, speed and classification information for up to 12 user-defined detection zones, simultaneously. Mohamad Talas, deputy director of system engineering for the NYC Department of Transportation said, "Rigorous procedures were put in place to ensure the most applicable detector technology matching our deployment criteria was selected."
This Digital Communities white paper highlights discussions with IT officials in four counties that have adopted shared services models. Our aim was to learn about the obstacles these governments have faced when it comes to shared services and what it takes to overcome those roadblocks. We also spoke with several members of the IT industry who have thought long and hard about these issues. The paper offers some best practices for shared government-to-government services, but also points out challenges that government and industry still must overcome before this model gains widespread adoption.