Tuesday, July 14, 2015

School Warning Flashers Retimed for New School Schedules this Fall; New Technology Allows Central Control of Timing


Earlier this year, the Montgomery County Board of Education voted to push back school start times for all students. To accommodate this change, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is in the process of reprogramming more than 150 school warning flashers. As part of this effort, staff is installing new equipment that allows MCDOT’s Transportation Management Center to remotely manage the devices rather than having to individually adjust each warning flasher in the field. All school warning flashers will be upgraded by the first day of school.