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West Central Alabama ACTION: Advanced Connected Transportation Infrastructure & Operations Network

Long Description for Figure 15: Overview of ACTION Project Schedule

Project Administration and Management - Quarters 0 - 12

University of Alabama Led Deployment Efforts

Deploy Traffic Signal Hardware Upgrades

  • ATCMTD Project Kickoff Meeting - Quarter 1
  • Coordinate, Plan and Finalize Deployment Locations - Quarters 0 - 2
  • Upgrade Signals (including controller, cameras, detection, DSRC) - Quarters 1 - 7
  • Develop and Refine Timing Data Collection and Timing Design - Quarters 3 - 11
  • Implement Optimized Timings - Quarters 4 - 12 (feedback loop)

Develop Connected Vehicle (CAVIS) App

  • Define Functional Requirements - Quarters 0 - 1
  • Generate Use Case Models - Quarters 1 - 3
  • Initiate and Continue Development - Quarters 2 - 7
  • Testing Cycle - Quarters 4 - 9 (feedback loop)
  • Deployment Cycle - Quarters 6 - 12 (feedback loop)

Integrate Data and Develop Algorithms

  • Identify critical data stream and sources - Quarters 0 - 2
  • Develop data warehouse for housing aggregated data - Quarters 1 - 4
  • Develop system level algorithms for broad RTMC operations - Quarters 2 - 12
  • Develop system level algorithms for App integration with RTMC operations - Quarters 4 - 12
  • Deploy, evaluate and refine algorithms - Quarters 5 - 12 (feedback loop)

Integrate Regional Traffic Management Center

  • Integrate Signal Data feeds into RTMC
  • Implement Algorithms into RTMC operation plans (feedback loop)

Synergistic Projects

Joint ALDOT and TCRIC Projects

  • SR-69 Improvements, Main southern corridor, lane and signal changes - Quarters 0 - 6
  • SR-13 Improvements, Downtown, land and signal changes - Quarters 4 - 12
  • US-82 Improvements, Near University, interchange and signal reworks - Quarters 0 - 12
  • I-59 Improvements, towards Birmingham, add lanes and monitoring - Quarters 0 - 12
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