INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC SIGNALS

Turn-key solutions for your traffic control challenges

overview

OVERVIEW

TAPCO's catalog of traffic signals and related products represents years of experience. We can assist you with these products, from initial planning through installation and ongoing service contracts. At TAPCO, providing customer satisfaction and solid value are our primary concerns.

Our staff is well-versed in current MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) and AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) regulations and can answer questions you may have regarding recent changes and compliance.

For Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS), the TAPCO solution is really quite simple: we do it all! As one of the few complete IT systems integrators in the Upper Midwest, TAPCO is in the position to solve unique traffic challenges efficiently and effectively. With in-house design and engineering, we are able to assist with the entire process, assuring accurate estimates of materials and costs, as well as timely delivery. In addition, with our vast resource pool and skilled field service technicians, all equipment, installation and programming assistance is provided by TAPCO.

TAPCO Core Strengths
products

SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS

From signals to cabinets and controllers, we install and service a variety of signalized intersection equipment.

Service

SERVICE

TAPCO offers complete, long-term maintenance contracts, including emergency 24-hour repair service on everything in your traffic signal or control systems. Traffic signal preventative maintenance is required by every traffic signal owner.

The maintenance tasks range from very simple observations to very complex controller and conflict monitoring testing. Let us explain all these requirements and how TAPCO can offer you assistance in performing these tasks. You can design your own custom preventative maintenance contract that fits your labor and budget needs.

OUR SERVICE TEAM

Brian P. Scharles ITS System Engineer

Brian P. Scharles

ITS System Engineer

Brian Scharles has worked for TAPCO since 1988, and he is currently a ITS systems design engineer and manager of signal services.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) in 1989, where he majored in communication systems. He attended the Traffic Institute at Northwestern University, completing the Traffic Engineering Technical Assistants and Traffic Signal Timing courses.

He received his Master's of Science in Transportation Engineering from Marquette University. Coursework entailed training in several signal timing software programs, including Highway Capacity software, Passer II-90, Signal 85, Nostop and Advanced Traffic Management Design. His final thesis was about ramp metering in a coordinated system.

Brian attended the TRANSYT-7F orientation workshop at UW-Madison, including the revised use of TRANSYT-7F in the Wisconsin Fuel Efficient Transportation Program, June 1993.

Brian is responsible for managing signal system installations and programming, including closed loop systems and applications engineering for signal controller installations. In addition, he manages the personnel who service and maintain some of these systems. Many current projects involve System Integrator, Radio, Fiber Optics, Video Multiplexing and Communication Management Systems.

He has been certified as a Fiber Optic Technician by the Fiber Optic Association. Brian has assisted in the complete integration of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Fiber Optic system operating under the MONITOR Program.

On top of that, Brian is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and in 1991 was awarded the Outstanding Student Paper in the Field of Traffic and Transportation Engineering by the Wisconsin Section of ITE.

Rick Kline Signal Service Technician

Rick Kline

Signal Service Technician

Rick Kline has more than 28 years of signal service and maintenance experience. He has been an employee of Traffic and Parking Control Corporation (TAPCO) since 1990.

He has completed 60 credits of electronics courses at Waukesha Technical College and Milwaukee Area Technical College.

He is an IMSA certified Work Zone Safety Specialist. He is also an IMSA certified Traffic Signal Technician both Level I and Level II.

He has performed preventive maintenance for over 30 communities in the 16 years he's been employed at TAPCO.

Rick has attended the TRANSYT-7F orientation workshop at UW Madison, including the revised use of TRANSYT-7F in the Wisconsin Fuel Efficient Transportation Program - June 1993.

Rick is a certified installation and service technician for Iteris video detection systems.

Matt Done Signal Service Technician

Matt Done

Signal Service Technician

Matt Done has more than 19 years of signal service and maintenance experience. He has been an employee of Traffic and Parking Control Corporation (TAPCO) since 1999.

He has completed his associate's degree in Computer Electronics Technology at Herzing College in Madison.

He has completed the IMSA certified Work Zone Safety course. He has also completed the IMSA certified Traffic Signal Technician Level I and Level II courses.

Matt has performed preventative maintenance for over 30 communities while working at TAPCO. Current duties include maintenance and troubleshooting of existing traffic control cabinets, installation and turn on of new and temporary cabinets, installation of video detection cameras and traffic signal communication Systems.

Robert Lingnofski Signal Service Technician

Robert Lingnofski

Signal Service Technician

Robert Lingnofski has more than 23 years of signal service and maintenance experience. He has been an employee of Traffic and Parking Control Corporation (TAPCO) since 1995.

He has completed 63 credits of electronics courses at Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Robert is an IMSA certified Work Zone Safety Specialist. He is also an IMSA certified Traffic Signal Technician both Level I and Level II.

Robert is an FOA (Fiber Optic Association) certified technician. Includes Fiber Optic Terminations and Fiber Optic Splicing.

Robert is the maintenance technician for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation MONITOR system under various construction projects. Maintenance responsibility includes CCTV Cameras, Spread Spectrum Radios, 170 Controllers, Ramp Metering programming, Microwave Detectors, Variable Message Signs, Fiber Optic Transceivers, SONET equipment and Traveler Advisory Radios.

Jacob Wright ITS Maintenance Lead Worker

Jacob Wright

ITS Maintenance Lead Worker

Jacob Wright has more than 12 years of signal service and ITS maintenance experience. He has been an employee of Traffic and Parking Control Corporation (TAPCO) since 2006.

Jacob has B.S. in Architectural Engineering - Building Electrical Systems from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Jacob has been certified as a Fiber Optic Technician by the Fiber Optic Association. He is also a certified installation and service technician for Iteris video systems, Encom radios and Motorola wireless systems.

Jacob will be an IMSA certified Work Zone Safety Specialist, IMSA certified Traffic Signal Technician both Level I and Level II. Jacob is a maintenance technician for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Statewide ITS system. Current Duties include field management and coordination for all ITS maintenance statewide.

Maintenance responsibilities include:

CCTV cameras, detection cameras, spread spectrum radios, broadband radios, 170/2070 controllers, microwave detectors, variable message signs, fiber optic transceivers and Ethernet devices. Jacob specializes in IP systems integration, including VLANing and Multicasting for large WAN networks. Work with ITS / traffic signal communication Systems Spread spectrum radios 900mhz and 5.8 ghz

Jeff Tarczewski Signal Service Technician

Jeff Tarczewski

Signal Service Technician

Jeff Tarczewski has more than 29 years of signal service and maintenance experience. He has been an employee of Traffic and Parking Control Corporation (TAPCO) since 1989.

Jeff has attended Milwaukee Business Technical Institute for electronics. Jeff is a maintenance technician for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation MONITOR system. Current Duties include maintenance of New Variable Message Signs, Microwave Detectors, Fiber Optic trailblazer signs and Microwave Detectors.

Jeff is an IMSA certified Work Zone Safety Specialist. He is also an IMSA certified Traffic Signal Technician both Level I and Level II.

He has performed preventive maintenance for many communities in the 17 years he's been employed at TAPCO.

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