Florida Turnpike deploys mobile data access system
The Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) is building a system that will allow workers to enter data from the field directly into the Turnpike Enterprise Asset Management System (TEAMS). Once Wi-Fi service is available throughout the turnpike’s 312-mile length, field workers will have access to the TEAMS network for retrieving and recording updates on the turnpike’s condition.
Currently, FTE’s field workers use laptop computers and an Asset Data Access (ADE) Remote system to record information about signs, 134 tollbooths and other infrastructure, and then download the information into TEAMS when they return to the office. When Wi-Fi service is available, workers will instantly update TEAMS. “The ADE Remote system is essentially a map-based ‘spatial’ data-collection tool with GPS capabilities,” says TEAMS Data Maintenance Manager Jesse Day. “It provides access to high-resolution aerial photographs, asset photos and asset data on a field computer.”
The new system is expected to accelerate the replacement of signs after hurricanes. Later uses will include facility and structure data tracking.