The FDOT and the Bay County Traffic Engineering Department are working to reduce the traffic congestion and travel time in the Panama City area by upgrading and expanding traffic signal controls at every intersection and adding closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at critical intersections. This project is to build an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) is a partnership of several agencies, including the FDOT, Bay County Public Works, Bay County Traffic Engineering, Bay County School Board, the City of Panama City, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The ATMS will be constructed in two phases:
The FDOT has contracted with World Fiber Technologies to design and construct Phase 1of the project, which includes the fiber optic infrastructure. World Fiber has subcontracted the system design to Genesis, the fiber optic splicing and testing will be performed by Corning Cable Systems, and Transcore will provide project management on the project.
The construction of the ATMS Phase I project is expected to be completed by March 2007, while the construction of the Phase II project is scheduled to be completed by December 2007.