1. #1
    Forum Member
    jhl81791123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Waterford, MI
    Posts
    155

    Default traffic control grant

    Hello Forum Firefighters,

    Wondering if anyone has written an application for a traffic control system. Opticom is one company and one here in MI is called E-Light.

    John Lyman
    Waterford Fire Department
    Last edited by jhl81791123; 01-22-2009 at 12:43 PM. Reason: grammar

  2. #2
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    197

    Default

    We have gotten a 1199 update for our 2008 Ops Grant which includes traffic emitter control system and new light bars for our apparatus....no official award yet....sent 10 q's in last week....just need your e-mail address and i'll fire my narrative to you....

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber
    WJVaughn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Dickson TN
    Posts
    1,027

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by steelman View Post
    We have gotten a 1199 update for our 2008 Ops Grant which includes traffic emitter control system and new light bars for our apparatus....no official award yet....sent 10 q's in last week....just need your e-mail address and i'll fire my narrative to you....
    Hey Steel can you pass one on too me? The County is finishing construction on a new EMS HQ building that will have the units coming out into one of the worst intersections in town. A traffic control on the crossing might be a good idea. Send to my alternate ego, wjvaughn@dicksoncounty.net
    Thanks.

  4. #4
    Forum Member
    jhl81791123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Waterford, MI
    Posts
    155

    Default

    Steelman,

    My email address is jlyman@twp.waterford.mi.us

    Thank you!

  5. #5
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    6

    Smile

    I would love to get a copy of that narrative as well When all the snow birds come down to S.W. Florida getting to calls gets much more complicated. Lol. My email is dwatson@enfd.org

    Thanks,
    Diana

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    Not2L84U2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Catlin, IL, USA
    Posts
    958

    Default

    What's the cost on a system like Opticom or similar?

  7. #7
    Forum Member
    chip5018's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Williampsort, PA
    Posts
    29

    Default

    Steelman, I would like a copy also. chip@plankenhorns.com Thanks

  8. #8
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    SW MO
    Posts
    4,249

    Default

    I've kicked around something like this as well, minus the Opticoms (it's hard to justify one when you don't have any lights in town). I was thinking along the lines of cones, signage, vests, directional bars on the apparatus, and maybe even LED flares. Not a huge, costly project, but one that can take a toll on a department's budget.

    I guess if I really wanted to expand it, I could get with some other departments in the county and with MoDOT (consult with them, at least) about making up some emergency traffic control trailers that respond as mutual aid during large incidents. Hmmmm.....

  9. #9
    Forum Member
    jhl81791123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Waterford, MI
    Posts
    155

    Default

    I just met with an E-Light representative today. Sounds interesting and cost effective. Looks like it can be placed with the current traffic light system or on a post out front of your station.

    www.e-lightllc.com

    I think we are going to look at a regional grant for this project.

    Still looking for any sample narratives.
    please email me: jlyman@twp.waterford.mi.us

    John Lyman
    Waterford Fire

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    1

    Cool E-Vehicle Alert System

    E-Light,LLC in Livonia Mi has the newest system for reducing emergency vehicle accidents at signaled intersections. Driver compliance rate(number of vehicles yielding for e-vehicle) rose from 76.6% to 97.4%. A significant increase. The amount of "Violations"(Vehicles that yielded at intersection) was reduced by 88%. More cities in S.E. Michigan are looking at this system.
    Although still in the experimental process with FHWA,the E-Light system provides a promising avenue for reducing e-vehicle accidents at signaled intersections. This system is much more affordable than Opticom Approx 75% less. Check it out at (E-LightLLC.com) any questions can be addressed on the website.

  11. #11
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    NW Indiana
    Posts
    1,419

    Default

    You've been to my neighborhood John--no stoplights in the township. No Starbuck's either!! Good luck on your project, regional sounds like a good approach since it has wide-reaching benefits.

    earl

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Hi John,

    My name is David Donoher and I am the rep for E-Light. I see you met with Mike today! That's great.

    If anyone has any questions regarding E-Light please feel free to contact me via email @ ddonoher@yahoo.com

    Or visit the website www.E-Lightllc.com

    The cost of this device is approx $ 10k per intersection which would consist of 2, two way signals including installation. Wayne Co. Mi charges approx $1,500 for installation and other counties will vary.

    I can meet with you at your convience to discuss further.

    David

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Not2L84U2 View Post
    What's the cost on a system like Opticom or similar?
    The e-light system is about 8k per intersection. This is for two each two way signals. Plus $ 350 per transmitter plus installation. Wayne County Michoagn charges $ 1,500 per intersection.
    Let me know if you have any further questions. I am the rep.

    David Donoher

  14. #14
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    197

    Default

    I'll get the narrative to everyone today...sorry for the delay.....

  15. #15
    Forum Member
    jhl81791123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Waterford, MI
    Posts
    155

    Default

    Looks like the cost per intersection is $10k for and E-Light system. Don't have anything to confirm the Opticom, but heard as high as $40k per intersection

  16. #16
    Forum Member
    jhl81791123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Waterford, MI
    Posts
    155

    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by Greenacres2 View Post
    You've been to my neighborhood John--no stoplights in the township. No Starbuck's either!! Good luck on your project, regional sounds like a good approach since it has wide-reaching benefits.

    earl
    Earl,

    I don't think you even have any intersections, do you?

  17. #17
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    NW Indiana
    Posts
    1,419

    Default

    C'mon John, we not only have intersections, we've got two 4-way stops. You just only saw the one with the flashing red light!!

    earl (not kidding, now that i think about it--that's it.)

  18. #18
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    790

    Default

    How can you tell if you have intersections? When I was up there, you couldn't even read the signs because of the wind driven snow that had them covered. I did notice that Kurt grabbed the dash a couple of time when we were on the way out to the station.

  19. #19
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ktb9780's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auburndale, FL
    Posts
    6,088

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Limeforever View Post
    How can you tell if you have intersections? When I was up there, you couldn't even read the signs because of the wind driven snow that had them covered. I did notice that Kurt grabbed the dash a couple of time when we were on the way out to the station.
    Yeah and I will probabaly be white-knuckling the steering wheel later today in NH.BBBBRRRRR!
    Kurt Bradley
    Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
    " Never Trade Skill for Luck"

  20. #20
    Forum Member
    islandfire03's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,595

    Default

    If you're flying in today Kurt , all is well the storm is still down south and won't get here till tomorrow morning. You should be safe & sound at the conference center. supposed to drop 12-18" of the white stuff on wed.
    The ice man commeth to New Hampster.

  21. #21
    MembersZone Subscriber
    ktb9780's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Auburndale, FL
    Posts
    6,088

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    If you're flying in today Kurt , all is well the storm is still down south and won't get here till tomorrow morning. You should be safe & sound at the conference center. supposed to drop 12-18" of the white stuff on wed.
    The ice man commeth to New Hampster.
    I am at Orlando airport now about 15 minutes form boarding to Philly. As long as Philly satys open till at least 1:30PM I'll be winging it to Manchester and they tell me that airport never closes!
    Kurt Bradley
    Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
    " Never Trade Skill for Luck"

  22. #22
    Forum Member
    Not2L84U2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Catlin, IL, USA
    Posts
    958

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ktb9780 View Post
    I am at Orlando airport now about 15 minutes form boarding to Philly. As long as Philly satys open till at least 1:30PM I'll be winging it to Manchester and they tell me that airport never closes!
    Now I know why it started snowing here in Pittsburgh! The iceman cometh!!

  23. #23
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    11

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dpatriots View Post
    I would love to get a copy of that narrative as well When all the snow birds come down to S.W. Florida getting to calls gets much more complicated. Lol. My email is dwatson@enfd.org

    Thanks,
    Diana

    I would also like to see a copy, we send the snowbirds to Florida for the winter but they always come back. kjkresge@msn.com

    Thanks
    Last edited by kkresge; 01-28-2009 at 12:20 AM. Reason: include email

  24. #24
    Forum Member

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    VERMONT
    Posts
    105

    Default Please Send me a copy

    I would love to see a copy of that narrative. I submitted this type of request 2 years ago and I went very late into the final round before being denied (it was very interesting as I figured I did not have a snowballs chance in Hell).

    garthb@comcast.net

    Thanks
    GB

  25. #25
    Forum Member
    jhl81791123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Waterford, MI
    Posts
    155

    Default

    640, you were really close then. You must have written a good project. Something caught their eye.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Traffic Control
    By 5pts384 in forum Volunteer Forum
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 06-27-2006, 07:17 PM
  2. Traffic Control
    By Highlander1201 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 04-04-2006, 07:39 PM
  3. Traffic Control
    By PAIRETTJ in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 12-01-2004, 11:36 PM
  4. traffic control to keep from getting hit
    By mtnfyre21 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-20-2002, 11:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register