For Immediate Release / May 9, 2022

City Receives Award for Transportation Innovation

On May 2, 2022, the City of St. Albert received an award for Operational Innovation through the 2022 Minister’s Awards for Transportation Innovation at the Consulting for Engineers of Alberta’s 2nd Annual Transportation Connects Alberta Conference in Red Deer, Alberta.

The award is in recognition of the City’s work in advancing adaptive signal operations through the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Strategy. The adaptive signal operations use real-time information to allow the signals to respond intelligently and continuously as traffic flow changes and fluctuates throughout the day. It has recently been implemented along the St. Albert Trail/Highway 2 corridor as well as to Boudreau Road. 

“This state-of-the-art technology responds to demands and helps to reduce congestion and traffic delays for our commuters,” says Mayor Cathy Heron. “The City believes in minimizing environmental impacts wherever possible and this showcases how we can increase the efficient and effective movement of people and goods in St. Albert and beyond.”

The adaptive technology works with the City’s central monitoring system and has been applied to the existing network to allow improvements to signal timings based more on demand versus pre-set time of day plans. Operations of individual intersections and full corridors will continue to be monitored, the system evaluated and network needs for response or actions addressed.

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