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New AAPS Installation in Downtown Boise at Ada County Courthouse

Campbell Company’s Advanced Accessible Pedestrian System (AAPS) is part of a new traffic signal and crosswalk installation at a busy street crossing at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho.

The crosswalk was installed directly in front of the Ada County Courthouse where officials estimated that 80 people per hour were illegally crossing Front Street, a major 5-lane traffic corridor in the downtown area.

This is the forth AAPS installation Campbell Company has completed for the Ada County Highway District since last September in downtown Boise.

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Related News stories:

Traffic signal makes for safer crossing in front of Ada County Courthouse | KTVB.COM Boise.

New traffic signal in front of the Ada County Courthouse opens today – www.kivitv.com.

 

AAPS Approved for Minnesota Department of Transportaion

Campbell’s Advanced Accessible Pedestrian System (AAPS) has been added to the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Approved Products List.

The department’s web site is to assist contractors in selecting products that are required to be pre-approved and for the use by the Minnesota DOT’s project personnel verifying the acceptability of products delivered to the project site.

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Smart Signals Debut in Minnesota

On February 16, 2010, at a temperature below 10 degrees Fahrenheit, a new Smart Signals technology design for accessible pedestrian signals was installed at a public intersection in a suburb of St. Paul, MN. A team of researchers from the University of Idaho that have been involved in the development of the new system were on hand to observe technicians with the Minnesota Department of Transportation install this system at two intersections. After the hardware installation, students demonstrated how each signal can be customized using a laptop computer and a conventional Web browser. To date, the Advanced Accessible Pedestrian Signals (AAPS) is still “chirping” away. The “chirp” is the locator tone that helps low-vision pedestrians to locate the pedestrian button.
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