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Austin Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)

Kimley-Horn implemented the KITS software for the City of Austin's new Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS).

Kimley-Horn implemented our Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS), KITS®, to meet the City of Austin’s transportation challenges and address traffic congestion throughout the city.

The supplied system and associated professional services met the city’s objectives of implementing an advanced state-of-the-art system that would minimize traffic congestion and improve the quality of traffic flow and safety.

For this project, Kimley-Horn integrated our KITS® software to manage over 1,100 signalized intersections, provide traffic monitoring and management, adaptively control 70 intersections using the innovative software module called Kadence, implement center-to-center transit priority for the CapMetro’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, develop and deploy a public information web page for status, and performance monitoring, implement DMS and CCTV integration, and deploy their performance monitoring tools. This project marks the first time the City of Austin used GPS technology to change signal lights, instead of road-based sensors.

The second role of Kimley-Horn was that of a program manager. Requested by the City, our team provided program management services to support the deployment of the City’s overall efforts in deploying MetroRapid bus rapid transit service. This required our team to carefully coordinate multiple contractors, the City’s information technology department, and the City’s traffic department. The coordination included careful identification of critical path elements, schedule of deliverables, identified and managed risks.

Project Award:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) award for Best Project