Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 13, 2016
REVISED September 13, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #6

Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Transportation Systems Management and Operations Council - Project of the Year Award


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter: Paula Flores (Benway), ITE International President

Contact: Sage Kamiya, Deputy Director, Traffic Management

Vishal S. Kakkad
Mukunda Gopalakrishna

Action Requested


Enabling/Regulating Authority


Background Discussion
  • This award is given annually to recognize the development and/or implementation of notable projects or organizations that demonstrate the successful use of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies to  improve the efficiency of surface transportation facilities with significant societal mobility.
  • For the year 2016, Manatee County was selected as the recipient of this award for the Diversion and Evacuation Route Timing Project.
  • The concept of an incident diversion routing system was developed as a way to decrease response time to signal timing changes due to incidents.
  • The Manatee County Diversion and Evacuation Route Timing Project was implemented into the Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC) as an additional tool for incident management and hurricane evacuation tasks.
  • The Diversion and Evacuation timing plans will serve as a readily available tool that provides a starting point for efficiently and effectively responding to an incident in Manatee County.
  • Based on the results from the implementation of these timing plans, the response time to deploy signal timing changes has been reduced by 85%.
  • Deploying these coordinated diversion and evacuation route timing plans translates to benefits in reduced delay to the traveling public in Manatee County.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

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