TAPCO in the News 2016

Crosswalk Improvements Coming Soon to West Broadway Intersection

abc17news.com, Taylor Petras - Nov 30, 2016

The Parkade Bike Boulevard Project approved by city council in June 2014 includes improvements to four intersections and pavement marking from the MKT trial to the Parkade Plaza. "It's to get a safe area for people who ride bikes and encourage more bike traffic." said Ted Curtis, bicycle pedestrian coordinator. The project is said to include adding a rectangular rapid flashing beacon (RRFB)...   Watch Video & Read Article »

New FHP Alert System Shows Wrong-Way Driving is Soaring

clickorlando.com, Erik von Ancken - Nov 2, 2016

Since October 2014, troopers have received 452 reports of wrong-way drivers on Central Florida roadways. Text-messages from instant-alert systems were activated as part of the off-ramp detection system now in place on 24 exits on Expressway Authority-operated highways. "Instead of trying to wait for a frantic caller who has seen a wrong way driver is, we instantly know and...   Read Article »

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Peter Alviti, director of RIDOT, about the state’s wrong-way crash avoidance systems the state of Rhode Island has installed to help notify drivers when they are heading the wrong way.   Listen to Podcast & Read Article »

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is praising the state’s wrong-way driver detection system for keeping drivers safe on the roads.   Watch Video & Read Article »

One year after its installation, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation is praising the success of its wrong-way driving detection technology, as the system is saving lives.   Watch Video & Read Article »

Stopping Wrong-Way Drivers

Marisa Burke - May 3, 2016

Could a system that detects wrong-way drivers now being used in Rhode Island be put into use in our area? The New England state is one of the few across the country that has installed a wrong-way driving detection system.   Watch Video & Read Article »

Appleton Parking Ramps to Accept Credit Cards

Fox 11 News - April 21, 2016

Starting this summer, you won't need change to park in three ramps in downtown Appleton. The city's Common Council on Wednesday night approved a $650,000 contract for...   Read Article »

TAPCO wants to become a household name for traffic safety across the country, but needs to start in its own backyard. The Brown Deer company makes the traffic signs and signals used on the vast majority of Milwaukee-area city streets and interstate highways   Watch Video & Read Article »

Caltrans Aims to End Wrong-Way Crashes in San Diego

Rory Devine and Laura McVicker - March 14, 2016

After a concerning number of wrong-way crashes in San Diego County, Caltrans is launching a pilot program to curb the devastating wrecks.   Watch Video & Read Article »

Recent wrong-way crashes have taken the lives of seven people in and around Austin. The instances are far more frequent in San Antonio. After an officer was killed, police there teamed up with TxDOT to aggressively combat the problem.   Watch Video & Read Article »

Newly installed stop signs, equipped with flashing red lights, are hard to miss at four-way-stops in Ascension Parish. Lawmakers say the idea is to make the roads safer by   Watch Video & Read Article »

One year after its debut, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)'s investment in wrong-way driving detection technology is proving to be very successful – none of the 47 wrong-way driving incidents where these systems have been installed has resulted in a wrong-way crash.   Read Press Release »