SDOT Map Puts SDOT on the Map!

The SDOT interactive Traveler’s Information Map has been named the 2010 Best Project of the Year Award winner. The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Management & Operations and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Council singled out the SDOT map project from a field of over a dozen major projects in the organizations category.  The panel of judges was made up of ITS experts from across the U.S.  Congratulations on this prestigious award go to SDOT’s Signal Operations staff lead by project manager Adiam Emery.  The winning SDOT team, which developed the map over the course of a full year, will be honored at the ITE Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada this August.

ITS adds technology to gather data about roads to improve traffic efficiency and provide roadway-related information to travelers in order to improve safety, improve travel time, and reduce fuel consumption.  Setting the standard for transportation departments across the country, the SDOT map utilizes live reports from its ITS to provide up-to-the-minute traffic information.  The map allows drivers to look up traffic conditions, view traffic on over 120 cameras throughout the city, get information about construction that may be causing traffic delays, find information about accidents blocking the roadway, and read details about planned events such as parades or festivals which may impede traffic.

Stay tuned, the Signal Operations team is hard at work on the next phase of the map which is due to be completed in August.

The next time you’re on the go, don’t let unexpected roadway conditions delay you – take advantage of the best Traveler’s Information Map in the country and learn all that you need to know.