Adesta to develop, maintain Intelligent Transportation System for MassHighway

Systems integrator to head up $30M project for Massachusettes Highway Department


Omaha, NE (Vocus/PRWEB ) November 10, 2008 -- Adesta, LLC, a systems integrator and project management company for communication networks and electronic security systems, has announced they will design, build and maintain a state-of-the-art Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) valued at $30.7M along most of the interstate roadway in western Massachusetts for the Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway). The system includes thirty-three new camera locations and seventeen new Variable Message Signs (VMS) deployed along the I-91 and I-291 corridors. In addition, a new fiber optic based communications backbone integrated with a six-site point to multi-point microwave network will facilitate connectivity to the cameras, VMS signs and will provide a connection to both the local District Traffic Operations Center (DTOC), as well as the State Traffic Operations Center (STOC) in Boston. The infrastructure deployment phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2010. After system acceptance, Adesta will provide two years of full coverage warranty and system maintenance, concluding in 2013.

The completed system will provide MassHighway an advanced traffic management system with the capability to monitor traffic for congestion and incident management while providing real-time roadway information to the traveling public. A shared resource platform will provide additional marketable infrastructure capacity enabling economic development initiatives as well as broadband deployment opportunities. The entire system is designed to be fully scalable for ease of future technology upgrade deployment, ensuring MassHighway's ability to expand their ITS network and deployed technologies well into the future.

"We are honored to be selected to implement one of the first major ITS upgrades in our nation," said Bob Sommerfeld, President of Adesta. "This is a project that will not only enhance traffic management capabilities, but will also provide MassHighway the ability to offer modern network infrastructure to underserved areas at a greatly reduced cost, while allowing for cost recovery as the additional excess capacity is marketed to users."

"This project uses technology to support highway safety, economic development and improved traffic flow on our largest and most important highway in western Massachusetts," said Luisa Paiewonsky, Commissioner, Massachusetts Highway Department. "We benefited from the strong support of regional, local, state, federal and economic officials who worked so hard to make this project a reality."