The Revolutionary Traffic Cabinet Helps the City Meet Today’s Demands While Preparing for Future Technology.
SAN DIEGO, California, March 08, 2022 – McCain Inc., a leader in the supply of advanced transportation solutions for safety and mobility, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SWARCO Group, today announced Cedar Park, Texas as the first U.S. city to install ATC Cabinets at all intersections. This upgrade at all 56 of its intersections is a significant milestone for Cedar Park and the industry as a whole. Cedar Park, Texas, located along the northern border of Austin, was an early adopter of the ATC Cabinet, going back to their first installment of a McCain ATC Cabinet in 2014.
On the heels of the ATC Cabinet’s product launch, Cedar Park began switching from the NEMA TS2 standard to McCain’s ATC Cabinets. The city’s ATC Cabinets are outfitted with McCain's ATC eX 2070 Controller and its companion, Omni eX® Intersection Control Software. “One of our biggest goals is to ensure that any technology we install at our intersections will not only accommodate today’s demands but will set the stage for us to implement future technologies,” said Stephen Hanuscin, Assistant Director of Public Works – Field Operations for the City of Cedar Park. “For example, when we chose to begin replacing signal cabinets in 2014, we knew we had to adopt the ATC standard so that our infrastructure would be ready for connected vehicle technology and able to log the high-resolution data necessary for automated signal performance metrics.”
Cedar Park is committed to sustainable growth through infrastructure planning and has succeeded in focusing on infrastructure investments that provide safe and efficient traffic flow, ongoing road construction and improvement, and technology updates that streamline intersection performance. One significant example of this commitment is the focus on placing ATC Cabinets, ATC controllers, and local intersection control software across the City of Cedar Park to accommodate today’s demands, while preparing for future technologies.
“We need to ensure that our transportation systems are equipped to handle Cedar Park’s current and future traffic infrastructure needs,” Hanuscin continued. “Whether a driver lives in Cedar Park, is visiting for the day, or is just passing through, we want them to get to their destination as safely and efficiently as possible.”
When asked about the adoption of the ATC Cabinet Hanuscin stated, “The ATC cabinet has been a solid choice and has been instrumental in helping us take steps toward achieving our transportation and mobility goals. As with any new technology, there was a learning curve associated with the transition from TS2 to ATC, but the support we received–from help in the field on the very first installation and hands-on training to responsive customer support–eased that transition. And now I’m proud to say that Cedar Park is 100 percent ATC.”
With over 3,000 McCain ATC Cabinet deployments nationwide, McCain remains at the forefront of advanced traffic solutions by continuing to focus on innovation and the core values of safety, modularity, and energy efficiency.
About the City of Cedar Park
Cedar Park, Texas is a vibrant community situated on the northern border of Austin just 17 miles from downtown. Cedar Park is named after an actual park that was a rail stop in the late 1800s and was incorporated as a City in 1973. True to its namesake, Cedar Park now features 45 City-maintained parks within about 1,000 acres of City-owned parkland, along with 31 miles of trails. Today’s population is about 82,836*. Cedar Park is the next major employment hub of the Austin MSA with a median age of 34.74 years** – 51.21 percent with a Bachelor’s Degree or higher**.
Cedar Park is home to two professional sports teams: the Texas Stars, AHL hockey team affiliate of the NHL Dallas Stars; and the Austin Spurs, NBA G-League basketball team affiliate San Antonio Spurs. The Stars and Spurs play at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, a City-owned multipurpose venue that holds up to 8,700 guests and hosts more than 130 events per year.
Cedar Park serves as national or regional headquarters for companies including National Oilwell Varco, Firefly Aerospace, Hyliion, ETS-Lindgren, ABEO, Corvalent, Voltabox, Visual Lighting Technologies, Tresl, Dirigo Collaborative, and James Avery Artisan Jewelry. Lifestyle and jewelry television network Shop LC will soon become Cedar Park’s largest employer, as it brings 1,000 new jobs with the construction of its new headquarters. Perfect Game, the largest most comprehensive youth baseball and softball scouting organization is also moving its headquarters to Cedar Park.
**Source: Applied Geographic Solutions
About McCain, Inc.
McCain, Inc. creates intelligent transportation solutions and is a leader in traffic control equipment, promoting safer, more mobile, and livable communities. A wholly-owned subsidiary of the SWARCO Group, the San Diego-based transportation technology firm provides high-quality products and services to optimize traffic flow, information sharing, and parking solutions to improve safety, the environment, and quality of life for all road users. McCain’s innovative solutions are paving the way to the future by creating the next generation of smart city capabilities and helping to prepare the infrastructure for connected and autonomous vehicles.
SWARCO’s leading idea is to improve quality of life by making the travel experience safer, quicker, more convenient and environmentally sound.
With more than five decades of experience in the industry, the Austrian traffic technology corporation produces and provides a large range of products, systems, services, and turnkey solutions for road marking, urban and interurban traffic management, parking, and public transport. Cooperative systems, infrastructure-to-vehicle communication, e-mobility, and integrated software solutions for the Livable City complement the group’s future-oriented portfolio.
5000 traffic experts are keen to shape together with all stakeholders in the traffic industry the transition from conventional traffic management to value-added services fit for the traveler in the digital age.
SWARCO’s products, systems and solutions contribute to greater road safety and intelligent traffic management in 80 countries and generate revenues of three quarters of a billion euros.