PROBLEMS WE SOLVE
Designed to solve critical transportation problems.
for Sign Inventory
Transconomy compiles automated inventories for a variety of traffic signs for your roadway networks following the classification requirements of FHWA MUTCD. These include categories such as Regulatory, Warning, Information, and Destination signs. We also provide inventories compiled through a number of State-specific guidelines and supplemental specifications. Street and highway agencies can use the GIS-based traffic sign inventory to conduct an evaluation of the completeness of the signs and the adequacy of the sign locations according to various safety, mobility, and other design requirements.
for Safety Management
In addition to MUTCD signs, Transconomy identifies many asset types documented in the Model Inventory of Roadway Elements (MIRE) developed by the FHWA Office of Safety. State agencies are required to collect the Fundamental Data Elements (FDE) in the MIRE guidelines on major highways by September 2026, and Transconomy provides a convenient approach for collecting many of these data elements. Agencies can use this GIS-based asset inventory to conduct various types of safety studies based on the FHWA Highway Safety Manual (HSM). For example, using the location of warning signs on the highway along with known geometric properties, agencies can determine whether the warning message is provided at a sufficient distance ahead to allow adequate driver response time. Not limited to warning signs, agencies can also determine the beginning and end of guardrails along a road to evaluate whether adequate protection is being provided. Yet another application is to correlate the locations of specific safety appurtenances with locations of accidents and their severity. The potential applications for improving safety management are endless.
for Asset Management
The FHWA guidelines for the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st century (MAP-21) and the subsequent Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) acts require State and other highway agencies to implement a transportation asset management (TAM) process for a performance-based approach to maintenance and improvement of their assets. The initial step in the TAM process is to create a GIS-based asset inventory, which can conveniently be created using Transconomy. The asset categories identified by Transconomy include traffic control devices (e.g., traffic signs, signals, etc.), critical facilities and infrastructure within the highway right-of-way, such as safety appurtenances (e.g., guardrails, barriers, fire hydrants, etc.), and other ancillary structures (e.g., object markers, utility and transmission posts and lines, parking meters, etc.). Transconomy detects and classifies assets into relevant category and type.
for Maintenance Management
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST) also recognizes preservation as a vital component of achieving and sustaining a desired state of good repair of highway facilities. Whether Agencies need to conduct routine maintenance or preventive maintenance of their highways and road networks, Transconomy Collector can support in real-time data collection of roadway conditions. In many roadway agencies, the maintenance crew are typically driving most roads for field inspections; they can have the Transconomy Collector in their vehicles and collect roadway images that are synced to the cloud. Transconomy Manager can be used in the office to review the roadway images for any issues that need to be solved (e.g., potholes that need to be filled or damaged signs that need to be replaced) and send the list of issues and their locations to the field crew. This will help the agencies to fast-track the identification of the roadway issues and to take the necessary corrective or preservative measures along their road networks.