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Integrated Data Exchange

The Integrated Data Exchange (IDE) is the foundation for information-sharing for all IoT (Internet of Things) devices and stakeholders.  The IDE will allow members to share data that can be used across multiple platforms to increase value for members and the public.

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Connected Vehicle Corridors

Dedicated short range communications (DSRC)-based connected vehicle technologies will be deployed throughout North Florida. These support specific applications like Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT) broadcasts and signal priority systems.

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Critical Bridge Failure Detection System

Strain gauges on key bridges in North Florida will detect potential bridge failures before they happen.  Drones and autonomous marine vessels can also aid in bridge inspections.  

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Electric Autonomous Shuttles

JTA is developing the U2C (Ultimate Urban Circulator) to replace the existing Skyway, expand the service area and increase mobility options in the corridor.  Additional shuttles are proposed for Mayo Clinic, St. Johns Town Center, UNF, FSCJ/UNF Inter-campus, NAS Jax and St. Augustine.    

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Electric Vehicle Charging Network

The North Florida TPO continues to fund installation of new ChargeWell branded EV charging stations in public spaces across the region to make it easier for people to switch to electric vehicles.  Private business owners are also encouraged to provide charging access for customers and employees. 

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First and Last Mile Connections

Transit will be more accessible by providing connections between homes, destinations and transit stops by subsidizing mobility services such as Lyft, Uber, AV shuttles, and bike and car sharing.

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JAXPORT Smart Freight

Sensors will be installed to monitor and communicate the number of available spaces at key truck parking locations at Talleyrand and Blount Island.  A gate closure notification system will reduce congestion and number of improperly parked trucks on freeway ramps and other locations.  Signal priority will be installed for trucks on key freight routes.  An automated vehicle will be deployed to transfer containers from the Dames Point terminals to the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility via a secure roadway link under I-295 on Dames Point Road to reduce travel times.

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North Florida Traffic App

Updating the 511 system with additional data and functionality as a smart phone app will provide more traveler information, back-up warning, evacuation travel times, shelter/hotel availability in case of evacuation and dynamic rerouting around incidents or other congestion.

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Pedestrian Sensors

Sensors will notify drivers with dynamic warning signs and signal preemption.  Other sensors will identify pedestrians crossing mid-block and increase lighting intensity when a pedestrian is present.

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Public Broadband Network

Broadband wireless, initially along the BayJax corridor, will enable Internet-based features such as wayfinding kiosks.

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Public Safety and Surveillance

Sensors that detect gunshots, gases or chemicals will be installed with lighting. These sensors notify law enforcement and help coordinate first responders and traffic management.  Pan-tilt-zoom cameras may also be installed to identify and verify incidents. 

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Public Vehicle Automatic Vehicle Locators and Sensors

AVL technology installed in emergency, public works and transit vehicles with sensors will gather and transmit location, speed weather and pavement condition data.  Pavement data analytics will be able to predict wear and schedule maintenance before problems occur.

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Rail Crossing Alert System

Starting with the crossing by Baptist Medical Center, the system would notify dispatchers and first responders en route to the hospital of train activity that could slow their progress and provide dynamic routing around active highway-rail grade crossings.  A regional system would provide real-time, highway-rail crossing status and dynamic routing information to the public.

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Smart Lighting

Street lights will be converted to LED and enhanced with sensors and communications technologies.  Sensors will provide data to improve efficiency and save resources.

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Smart Parking

Parking lot occupancy data will be integrated into a central system that shows parking availability and enables payment via smartphone app and kiosks.

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Smart Transit

In addition to using electric autonomous vehicles for public transit, key transit corridors will have signal priority and crash avoidance systems on BRT buses.

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Smart Waste Management

Smart trash cans at intersections and transit stops will optimize resources for waste removal and improve roadway appearance.  Ultimately residential smart waste sensors will help efficiently route waste removal and ensure no missed stops.

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Smart and Connected Signals

Signals will communicate with vehicles and each other, and provide video surveillance, signal priority and Bluetooth data collection.   

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Solar Paths

Solar panels embedded in the sidewalk will generate the power for signals, sensors and other smart technologies in the corridor.  Embedded LED lighting for flexible lanes and notifications will also be explored.

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Special Event Traffic Management System

Trailers with video cameras, BlueTOAD readers, DSRC radios and other sensors to collect transportation data will provide routing information via 511 and third-party app developers.

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St. Augustine Smart Truck Delivery

The St. Augustine smart delivery truck parking and availability system will include truck parking pay-by-phone app with changes in policies (permits, fees, time restrictions and fines) and infrastructure (designated truck routes and redesigned parking areas).

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Street Flood Notification System

Using outflow sensors, the system will identify locations where street flooding is eminent or occurring to route travelers around the safety hazard.

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Transportation Smart Card

The Smart Card will be one payment system for transportation uses such as transit, parking, rideshare, car share, bike share and parking.  Funds could be added at kiosks placed at convenient locations across the region.

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Water and Electric System Monitors

JEA is testing sensors for data collection and analytics of our water, wastewater and electric systems in the JEA Innovation Lab. 

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Wayfinding and Event Management

Roadside kiosks and smart phone applications will provide information for residents and visitors, Wi-Fi, charging stations, emergency call buttons and event information.