VISTA, California, September 25, 2018 - McCain Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SWARCO Group and a leader in the supply of advanced intelligent transportation solutions for safety and mobility, is celebrating the opening of Los Angeles’s iconic My Figueroa Streetscape Project (MyFig). McCain supplied 10 Advanced Transportation Controller (ATC) cabinets to the project, allowing drivers to safely share the corridor with pedestrians and bicyclists.
MyFig was designed to create a multimodal, “complete” street that is accessible and safe for all users. The new McCain ATC cabinets provided the project with unprecedented flexibility to add bicycle lights, pedestrian signals and detection as appropriate, helping the city move toward its Mobility Plan 2035 goal of creating a transportation system that balances benefits for all users.
The project covers four miles of streets stretching from downtown Los Angeles to south Los Angeles, including Exposition Park, home of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. The project’s community enhancements include improved transit and pedestrian access, upgraded signals and signage, protected bicycle lanes and high-visibility crosswalks. Unlocking the pedestrian and bicycle signalization on 10 very complex intersections required McCain’s heavy-lifting 351 ATC cabinet.
Reza Roozitalab, P.E., McCain’s vice president of hardware engineering said, “Making a roadway safer in a city the size of Los Angeles is no small undertaking. Thousands of bikes, buses, cars, and pedestrians cross through these intersections every day. Coordinating all of that and making sure it happens safely and efficiently requires the kind of capacity only an ATC cabinet can provide.”
McCain leads the North American intelligent transportation system (ITS) industry in ATC cabinet technology, with more than five times the deployments of its nearest competitor. Traffic control cabinets house the computers and sensors which control traffic, pedestrian, and bicycle signal timing to facilitate the efficient and safe movement of people through an intersection. The previous cabinets in the Figueroa Corridor provided only 16 output channels whereas the new ATC standard McCain cabinets double that capacity with 32 output channels. They also provide increased safety enhancements for installers and future-proof technology to embrace the connected and autonomous vehicle future.
In a separate project, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) is utilizing McCain’s smaller profile 357 ATC cabinets to accommodate pedestrian traffic at approximately 30 mid-block crosswalks downtown. Roozitalab said the department understands the immediate and long-term community benefit of ATC technology. LADOT is widely recognized as one of the most progressive departments of transportation in the nation. Through initiatives like Complete Streets and Vision Zero, they’re making walking, biking, and driving safer and we are thrilled to be part of their plan.”
McCain Inc., a Company of the SWARCO Group, develops products used by millions of people around the world each day. A manufacturing powerhouse since 1987, the company’s brand portfolio includes advanced traffic control equipment and intelligent transportation systems to create safer, more mobile, and more livable communities. Team McCain is comprised of more than 500 employees at operations in the United States and Mexico. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.mccain-inc.com.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.mccain-inc.com.