The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) chooses McCain's Central Management Software, Transparity® TMS, to power over 500 intersections in the Greater Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, and Windsor areas in an effort to better manage traffic in Canada's most populated province. Transparity TMS will support the MTO's legacy controllers as well as upgraded ATC controllers that will be deployed, effectively future proofing the agency for smart city applications and connected and autonomous vehicles.
McCain has been a long standing leader in the development and deployment of ATC Cabinet technology, which is why we couldn't hold back our excitement when ITE, NEMA, and AASHTO released ATC Cabinet Standard V 02. Now a national standard, agencies across the nation can take advantage of advanced features that promote safety, mobility, and are environmentally sound.
In an effort to minimize congestion and help the public locate available parking, the City of San Jose has chosen McCain to modernize 13 of their wayfinding Variable Message Signs. The smart city solution will direct travelers to more than 6,200 spaces in eight garages across the downtown area. Combined with SKIDATA parking access revenue systems (PARCS), customers can even check availability and reserve parking directly from their smart phone.
There is a known issue in GPS-enabled devices, such as those installed in traffic signal cabinets, that may cause GPS receivers to malfunction before, on, or after April 6, 2019 (aka GPS Week Rollover). The rollover can cause the transmitted date to reset up to 19.7 years, impacting coordinated corridors and holiday timing schedules. Learn more about the GPS Week Rollover and what steps your agency can take to minimize the effect and keep your city running smoothly.
Joining the SWARCO family in 2016 meant McCain gained access to SWARCO's global product suite of intelligent transportation solutions. It was immediately clear which solution made the most sense to bring to our North American customer base — Variable Message Signs. SWARCO VMS utilize a unique precision-optic technology, unrivaled in the North American market. The technology delivers the most vivid, full-color image and messaging capabilities, the longest mean time between failures, and the lowest energy consumption; beating the competition by upwards of 90%.