Naples, Florida has been awarded a grant that allows the city to purchaseTrafficCast’s BlueToad travel time system equipment. The $129,000 grant provides for the city’s Traffic Management Center to acquire 25 BlueToad traffic controllers, two new servers and the accompanying software.
BlueToad is an operating system which tracks the speed and volume of traffic flow in an area – the city of Naples, for example – by picking up Bluetooth signals, in a non-invasive fashion, from moving vehicles. The information goes to the BlueToad operating system to show traffic flow and patterns, allowing traffic managers to quickly spot, and deal with, problem areas.
Phase II of TrafficCast International’s online BlueTOAD/BlueARGUS client training resumes on Monday. The format of this training focuses on specific, real world examples and various use cases. It allows BlueTOAD/BlueARGUS clients, like state and municipal transportation department, to imagine and inquire about real world examples and set their own particular challenges to the BlueTOAD and BlueARGUS experts for solving.
How to use the BlueTOAD/BlueARGUS system to improve travel patterns for major events would be one focus, for instance. Although some 400 online courses have been reserved, there is room for more. For more information, or to sign up, go to