Regional Traffic Buster project proceeds

September 6, 2011

By Staff

In the latest phase of a regional Traffic Buster project, the state established a link between Issaquah and the state Department of Transportation’s regional office.

The project connects 22 agencies to share transportation data and video from the regional traffic camera network. In the long term, the project is meant to lay the foundation for regional traffic congestion solutions.

In Issaquah, city engineers can view — but not control — video from the Department of Transportation and other agencies’ cameras, as well as the operation of state traffic signals in real time.

Though not all state cameras in the Issaquah area operate on the system yet, officials said the network should expand soon.

In the future, officials said the system should allow city traffic engineers to view the state’s electronic message boards and repost messages about possible impacts, such as accidents or lane closures on Interstate 90, on similar boards installed throughout Issaquah.

The state is responsible for providing, installing, setting up and configuring all of the necessary equipment for the city’s connection.

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