Transportation / Traffic

The professional staff of GNEC create solutions for challenging rail, transit, automobile, bicycle and pedestrian problems encountered in rural and urban environments. We undertake studies in planning and continue our services into concept design through detailed design and implementation management for small and large projects. Our solutions expertize falls under these general areas:

Traffic Engineering
Traffic Signals
Signal Coordination
Roadway Lighting
Transit Priority
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Tunnels & Bridges

Traffic Engineering

  • Traffic signal warrant analysis
  • Traffic signal optimization and timing
  • Traffic safety reviews
  • Capacity analysis
  • Corridor studies
  • Traffic modeling and simulations
  • Road/rail crossing safety reviews
  • Transit priority
  • Traffic impact assessments
  • Signing and pavement marking design
  • Traffic management planning
  • Pedestrian/cyclist facility design
  • Access management planning

Traffic Signals

  • New and modifications to existing
  • Communication networks for remote control and monitoring of signals
  • Construction inspections
  • Traffic signal cabinet configuration, testing and field commissioning
  • Emergency and Rail Pre-Emption Systems
  • Transit Priority Measures

Signal Coordination

  • Performance and operations review of arterial and highway corridors
  • Synchro/SimTraffic modelling
  • Generation of new controller signal timing sheets and databases
  • On-site monitoring during implementation of new timings
  • Follow-up performance and operations review with recommended adjustments after implementation.
  • Before and after study benefits reports.

Roadway Lighting

  • System Interchanges
  • Roundabouts
  • Intersections
  • Parking Lots/Parking Garages
  • Tunnels
  • Bridges
  • Pedestrian Walkway/Multiuser Pathways
  • Feature (Colour) Lighting and Controls
  • Upgrades from HPS/Metal Halide to LED
  • Measurement of Existing Light Levels
  • Construction Inspection

Transit Priority

  • Specifications for transit priority equipment for implementation
  • Design for communications network to support remote monitoring of transit priority system
  • Create signal timing sheets / signal controller databases to be implemented with transit priority measures
  • Modify signal controller cabinet drawings with new equipment added/modified
  • Monitor implementation and testing
  • Create before and after study benefits reports.

Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • Review/analysis of the User Services versus organizations requirements to identify operational gaps.
  • Design for new and modifications to power distribution and communication infrastructure for ITS systems.
  • Studies such as review existing communication infrastructure and identify and prepare costs to install new or upgrade communication networks to support current and future ITS needs of organizations.
  • Design for the following ITS systems or application areas:
  • Dynamic Message Signs
    • Wireless and wired communication networks
    • CCTV
    • Vehicle Detection
    • Weigh-in-Motion
    • Pay stations and panic stations
    • Reversible Lane Control Systems
    • License Plate Recognition Systems
    • Railway and Emergency pre-emption systems
    • Vehicle access control and electronic signage
    • Webcams
  • Server Room Layout and Redundant Power Supplies
  • Design for on Premise Cloud or off premise Cloud Offerings like AWS through server virtualization
  • Disaster recovery configuration for application, database and communication servers and networks

Tunnels & Bridges

  • Prepare lighting design for new and or upgrades to existing tunnel and bridge lighting systems
  • Design for power distribution and communication infrastructure for tunnels and bridges
  • Design for life safety systems for bridges and tunnels and monitoring of those systems
  • Design for marine navigational aids.
  • Design for specialty monitoring and warning systems

Featured Projects

Evergreen Line - Segment 1
Evergreen Line - Segment 5
Fire Preemption Systems
Transit Signal Priority
Transit Signal Priority
Signal Infrastructure Assessment
NEAHD Highway Lighting & Utilities
NE Anthony Henday Drive Signals

Evergreen Line - Segment 1

Coquitlam, BC

Evergreen Line - Segment 1
Services

Electrical Infrastructure Design and Traffic Engineering

Key Project Features
  • Traffic Signals (Design, Operations, Timing Plans)
  • Communications conduit
  • Landscape Lighting Receptacles
  • Temporary/Detour staging for Signals
  • Specialty Decorative Roadway & Pedestrian Lighting
  • Signal visibility/Blockage Assessment
  • Traffic Engineering for Signal Coordination Options
  • Construction Inspection

Evergreen Line - Segment 5

Coquitlam, BC

Evergreen Line - Segment 5
Services

Electrical Design and Traffic Engineering

Key Project Features
  • Temporary/Detour Staging Design (Signals, Lighting, Communications)
  • Roadway Lighting
  • Traffic Signals
  • New mid-block Temporary Pedestrian Signal
  • Traffic Signal Coordination
  • Assisting Contractor with Equipment Setup/Commissioning
  • On-site Contractor Guidance
  • Signal Visibility/Blockage Assessments
  • Site Inspections

Fire Preemption Systems

Chilliwack, BC

Fire Preemption Systems
Services

Field Reviews, Design, Implementation and Commissioning

Key Project Features
  • Opticom pre-emption equipment
  • Assess installation design options to identify optimal equipment location/layout
  • Ensure new equipment matches existing (for operations and support)
  • Prepare design installation drawings
  • Direct connect option (to a local Intersection) for nearby Fire Hall
  • Address curved road approach – sightline issues with IR Opticom system

Transit Signal Priority

Kelowna, BC

Transit Signal Priority
Services

Design, Construction Guidance and Commissioning/Testing

Key Project Features
  • Transit Priority options evaluation
  • Equipment tender specifications & review
  • Design layouts for equipment installations (all intersections)
  • Ethernet Radio network design
  • Bench Test confirmations on controller operation
  • Oversight on equipment (field and bus) installations
  • Project Management
  • Post-installation monitoring
  • Data base (log data) storage & management

Transit Signal Priority

Victoria, BC

Transit Signal Priority
Services

Planning, Design, Tender Assistance and Construction Inspection

Key Project Features
  • Transit Signal Priority Options evaluations
  • Existing traffic signal field review and inventory
  • Develop equipment (controller/cabinets and TSP) design and specifications
  • Develop communications infrastructure design (twisted pair, Ethernet Radio and Fibre Optic)
  • Facility TSP Equipment Proposal review with BC Transit/City to ascertain optimal Proposal/Product
  • Provide implementation guidance
  • Signal Timing Plan development
  • Commissioning

Signal Infrastructure Assessment

Port Moody, BC

Signal Infrastructure Assessment
Services

Field Reviews, Assessments, Technical/Financial Report Preparation

Key Project Features
  • Asset Inventory & Condition assessment based on field reviews
  • Traffic Signal System assessment
  • Corridor Equipment Condition assessment
  • Establishing replacement priorities and finance allocation
  • Traffic Signal Asset Management Plan
  • Develop 5 year detailed Implementation Strategy
  • Develop 20 year general Implementation Strategy

NEAHD Highway Lighting & Utilities

Edmonton, AB

NEAHD Highway Lighting & Utilities
Services

Detailed Highway Lighting Design, Bridge Conduit Design

Key Project Features
  • Highway Lighting
  • Power Distribution Design (600V - 3Ø)
  • Power Distribution Centre Placement
  • Detailed Bridge Structure Lighting (Barrier-Mounted Lights, Under Bridge Lights Expansion Fittings, etc)
  • EPCOR Primary Distribution Design
  • Pathway Lighting
  • Special Conduit Transition Details On/Off Bridge Structures
  • Power / Communications for RWIS

NE Anthony Henday Drive Signals

Edmonton, AB

NE Anthony Henday Drive Signals
Services

Electrical Infrastructure Design & Signal Timings

Key Project Features
  • Traffic Signals (Design, Operations, Timing Plans)
  • Temporary Signals and Timings
  • Equipment and Conduit / Cabling Schedules
  • Shop Drawing Review
  • Construction Support (Review RFI, Prepare DCNs)
  • Record Drawings