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CATT Lab Gets Examiner Mention

CATT Lab Gets Examiner Mention

The CATT Lab was recently mentioned in an Examiner article that announced the 17 University of Maryland’s Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS). The CATT Lab and Traffax Inc. have teamed together to integrate Traffax’s traffic monitoring technology with the Regional Integrated Transportation Information System (RITIS).

Traffax and the CATT Lab will receive $138,600 which will cover the cost of the integration. Traffax, a local College Park based company offers a revolutionary line of traffic monitoring equipment known as BluFax which measures the travel time of vehicles on both freeways and arterials. This technology was based on the Bluetooth sampling developed at the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Transportation Technology.

The Regional Integrated Transportation Information System (RITIS) is an automated data sharing, dissemination, and archiving.  RITIS improves transportation efficiency, safety, and security through the integration of existing transit and transportation management data in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. The emphasis of RITIS is on data fusion and standardization, and their relationship to data collection, regional transportation systems management, regional traveler information dissemination, and system evaluation. RITIS automatically fuses, translates, and standardizes data obtained from multiple agencies in the region in order to provide an enhanced overall view of the region’s transportation network. Participating agencies are able to view regional traffic information and use it to improve their operations and emergency preparedness.

To read the full article visit: The Examiner (links to story)

For more information on the CATT Lab or RITIS visit, for more information on Traffax Inc. visit

About the CATT Lab

The Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) in the A. James Clark School of Engineering Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, supports National, State, and local efforts to provide safe and efficient transportation systems through improved operations and management by means of research and development, technology implementation, training and education.

The CATT Lab is supported by an interdisciplinary staff of graduate and undergraduate student researchers, affiliated faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering, and a permanent team of ITS professionals. For more information about the CATT Lab visit

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February 15, 2010

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