Cranberry’s Traffic Lab: Where the Future Gets a Green Light

Since it opened a little more than a year ago, Cranberry’s Traffic Operations Center has emerged as the region’s showcase for state-of-the-art traffic control technologies. Walking past its wall of high-definition screens as they show real-time traffic information—as well as its clusters of computer monitors displaying signal-control system data—is like strolling the bridge on a spacecraft…
It came as no surprise that several faculty members from Carnegie Mellon University’s Traffic 21 research unit took an interest in the data the center generates. Also expressing interest was TrafficVision, a division of the South Carolina firm Omnibond Systems and a developer of traffic-monitoring technology.