May 8, 2014
Award Honors Work in Relocating California’s Busiest Weigh Station on I-80
EDMONTON, Alberta, May 7, 2014 – Intelligent Imaging Systems Inc. (IIS) is part of a team responsible for a weigh station relocation project chosen by the California Transportation Foundation as a finalist for the organization’s safety project of the year.
The Safety Project of the Year Award is one of several transportation awards presented annually by the California Transportation Foundation, a leading charitable transportation organization in the state. The U.S. Interstate 80 Cordelia Truck Scales Relocation Project and the Phillip S. Raine Safety Roadside Rest Area were chosen as the top two finalists for the award, which will be announced at an awards luncheon in Sacramento on May 22.
The I-80 eastbound Cordelia weigh station, which opened in July of 2013 equipped with IIS Smart Roadside, is one of the largest, busiest and most technologically advanced weigh stations in North America.
“We’re so pleased that the 1-80 Cordelia weigh station relocation project was one of two projects chosen as finalists for this honor,” said Brian Heath, president of Intelligent Imaging Systems. “We’re also extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of our fellow team members and our own employees in making the relocation project such a success. The I-80 Cordelia project is a testament to the effective integration of technology and civil design that can bring about significant cost-savings as well as greatly improved safety on our highways.”
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. The relocation project was one of 119 nominations for awards in 20 categories.
“The transportation awards jury, made up of public and private sector transportation professionals from around the state, enjoyed reviewing the 119 tremendous nominations this year,” said Anne Mayer, Executive Director, Riverside Transportation Commission and Chair, CTF Transportation Awards Committee. “Our selections represent the best of the projects, programs and people who made a positive difference for California transportation in 2013.”
Several key IIS technologies were incorporated into the design of the Cordelia Truck Scale facility, including automated CVSA Decal Reader technology, an Advanced Lane Control system, and Vehicle Waveform Identification (VWI). VWI electronically tags and tracks commercial vehicles based on their magnetic “fingerprint”. This patent pending technology identifies and matches commercial vehicles from location to location with an accuracy exceeding 96 percent. This technology was integrated with an electronic lane control system to offer complete weigh station traffic management and tracking.
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 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 the California Transportation Foundation
Established more than twenty years ago, the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) is now the leading charitable transportation organization in the state. With generous donations from individuals, corporations and organizations, CTF supports California’s transportation community with several programs, including scholarships for students planning a career in transportation, financial assistance to those injured on the job and awards and recognition for transportation projects that improve safety. For more information about the foundation and its annual transportation awards, visitwww.transportationfoundation.org.