KITS provides a wealth of traffic control and traffic engineering features designed to enhance traffic flow on arterial networks. These functions have been developed and refined over 15 years of continuous operation.
Traffic control features include support for the following modes of operation: TOD Schedules, Event Schedules, Traffic Responsive, and Manual Command. These modes of operation can be selected on a time-of-day basis or by operator command. Similarly, intersections can be assigned to a different control section by TOD schedule or operator command. A traffic control summary report allows the operator to quickly identify active control modes across the full extent of the system. In addition, a current command display provides a list of all active manual commands.
Current Commands Display
This flexibility allows the traffic engineer to configure and refine the system to meet the demands of predictable traffic patterns. KITS functionality goes well beyond control of the predictable. A commonsense approach to congestion management provides additional features designed to mitigate unusual traffic conditions created by incidents, weather, or other causes.
KITS provides a comprehensive database capability to record and track incidents over time. An operator that manages an incident can edit and store a wide range of information related to the incident. This data is available through reports for historical analysis.
Event Log Report
Comm Stats Report
KITS provides comprehensive security provisions that can be tailored to meet an agency's needs. An operator with administrative security access can configure roles within the system.
Effective maintenance of transportation system components is critical to successful traffic operations. KITS provides equipment monitoring, failure alerts, diagnostic displays, and historical tracking of all system components.
A partial list of supported device types includes the following: