September 4, 2014
ITS America Honors Caltrans’ I-80 Cordelia Truck Scale Modernization Project
EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 4, 2014 – The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) has chosen the Cordelia Truck Scales Modernization Project as a finalist for its 2014 Best of ITS Awards, in the category of best new innovative product, service or application.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltran)’s Cordelia project is one of five finalists vying for this prestigious award. The Best of ITS Award program, which honors projects in several categories, will announce the winners during the ITS America awards breakfast session at the 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Detroit on Sept. 9. The highly competitive Best of ITS Awards recognize organizations whose projects have demonstrated specific and measureable outcomes and exemplified innovation by establishing a “new dimension” of performance.
The I-80 eastbound Cordelia weigh station, which opened in July of 2013 equipped with Intelligent Imaging Systems’ (IIS) Smart Roadside, is one of the largest, busiest and most technologically advanced weigh stations in North America. It was unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony last year.
IIS is among several companies and agencies that worked on the Cordelia weigh station relocation project: Solano Transportation Authority; O.C. Jones & Sons; Caltrans D4; HDR; California Highway Patrol; Metropolitan Transportation Commission; WMH Corp.; and GLA Partnering. Earlier this year, the California Transportation Foundation named this same project as its safety project of the year – http://transportationfoundation.org/transportation-awards/.
IIS has been a provider of road safety equipment and software services since 2003. As a supplier and integrator of advanced imaging systems, IIS provides transportation and law enforcement agencies with advanced tools in an effort to make the goals of safety more efficient and effective.
About Cordelia Truck Scale
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)’s Cordelia Truck Scale is the busiest commercial vehicle inspection station is the United States. Nearly 10,000 trucks a day travel from the Port of Oakland along I-80 to Northern California and beyond. The old eastbound Cordelia Truck Scales, built in 1958, contributed significantly to the congestion on I-80 due to the lack of automation tools. This impaired the California Highway Patrol’s ability to inspect trucks efficiently due to traffic congestion, and out-of-date technology. The modernization of the Cordelia truck scales benefits all travelers on I-80 by reducing congestion and improving safety, and it enables the CHP to conduct safety inspections in a more efficient manner. For more information about the project, visit the Caltrans web site – http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/80ebcordelia/.
About Intelligent Imaging Systems
Intelligent Imaging Systems Inc. is a supplier and integrator of some of the most advanced imaging systems today, providing the transportation and law enforcement agencies with the industry’s most technologically advanced tools in an effort to make the goals of safety more efficient and effective.
Intelligent Imaging Systems’ core markets are transportation safety and security, and law enforcement and public security. Our leading-edge inspection system solutions focus on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of agency field operations in environments that demand reliability and performance against the constraints of limited time and resources.
About Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America)
ITS America is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to advancing the research, development, and deployment of intelligent transportation systems to improve the nation’s surface transportation network. To learn more about ITS America, visit www.itsa.org or follow the organization on Twitter @ITS_America.