• Cranbury, NJ
  • New York, NY
  • advantage@aeapc.com

Backup Traffic Management Center and Central Inventory Building

Backup Traffic Management Center and Central Inventory Building


New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Relevant Project Components

    • Facilities Design
    • Building Electrical Design
    • Emergency Power Design
    • Fire Protection Systems
    • Experience with IESNA requirements
    • Metering/switchgear equipment
    • Relaying Protection


AEA provided engineering services to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) as Sub Consultant to Gannett Fleming for designing electrical/ITS systems for a Backup Traffic Management Center (BTMC) and Central Inventory Building. Design services include concept of operations, design development, and creation of contract documents for ITS Facilities, fire alarm system, power distribution, UPS, and full load backup generators capable of withstanding full load during power outages to sustain the building operations without interruption. The BTMC was intended to serve as a backup operation center to Statewide Traffic Management Center (STMC) Woodbridge. All existing ITS functionality at the STMC would be made available on a 24×7 basis. This includes all existing Traffic Operations for the Authority (Turnpike and Parkway), NJDOT, and NJSP. ITS systems and devices include CCTV cameras, VMS/DMS signs, Traffic Detection Systems, TRANSMIT detectors, 511NJ, HAR, Traffic Signal systems, and several other legacy systems and devices. Communication links to the existing NJTA fiber optic and wireless networks are being provided. A dynamic video display wall and fully redundant data center, along with multiscreen operator work station pods will be provided for performing the required functions to match the STMC operations. AEA is designing necessary network topologies to ensure full data integration of the ITS devices and systems. AEA coordinated with the Authority to procure the specialty networking switches and other equipment from proprietary vendors directly as necessary, and provide very specific language in the construction Contract documents for procuring the specialty networking switches and other equipment in order to ensure strict compatibility between system components. AEA developed detailed construction plans and specifications describing the requirements and locations of all networking equipment/cabling.