Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 9:00 a.m. - February 3, 2015
February 3, 2015 - Work Session
Agenda Item #1

Bluetooth Travel Time Measurement Device Discussion


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sage Kamiya, P.E., PTOE, Deputy Director - Traffic Management

Vishal S. Kakkad, P.E., PTOE, Traffic Design Division Manager

Action Requested
Work session.  No action required.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion
  • During the Board of County Commissioner's (BoCC's) January 13, 2015, regular meeting, the Board authorized the Chairman to execute a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Manatee County for the purchase, installation, operation, and maintenance of InSync (an Adaptive Signal Control Technology) and BlueToad (Bluetooth based Travel Time measurement device) equipment at three signalized intersections on University Parkway east of Interstate 75.
  • During this regular meeting, Commissioner Bustle requested more information about the function of this new equipment; specifically, the Bluetooth based Travel Time measurement device called BlueToad.
  • Staff will provide for discussion a presentation on the adaptive traffic signal control and travel time measuring equipment to be used on University Parkway as well as future Countywide installations.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Slides - Bluetooth Bocc Workshop 1-30-15.pdf
Attachment:  Follow-Up Memo - Bluetooth Travel Time.pdf