Pasadena, Calif. — Parsons announced that the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) selected the San Diego Integrated Corridor Management System (ICMS) as Operational Efficiency Program of the Year in the 25th Annual CTF Transportation Awards. The awards recognize excellence in transportation — all modes, representing both the public and private sectors, from all California regions.

As the program’s systems integrator, Parsons installed its Intelligent NETworks product to help manage all facilities and modes along a 22-mile section of I-15 that serves as the primary artery for California’s San Diego County. At the core of this system is an advanced decision support system (DSS) that recommends and activates response plans for different types of scheduled and unscheduled events that may occur along the freeway, managed lanes, or parallel arterials.

“We’re excited that our Intelligent NETworks product will help improve safety and travel reliability throughout the corridor,” said Todd Wager, Parsons Group President. “This is the first decision support system to integrate network traffic prediction and online micro simulation into a single advanced transportation management system.”

Led by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the ICM system allows individual transportation systems to be operated and managed as a unified network. The system began operating in early 2013 and will operate through the spring of 2015.