Walmart, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association (CMCA), local truck stops and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) are working together to improve traveler information and enhance highway safety through the use of streaming video. The goal of this effort is to provide truckdrivers and others with real-time traffic and weather information.
This statewide effort kicked-off at Johnson’s Corner Truckstop in Johnstown on May 31, one of the largest truck stops in Colorado. As part of the presentation, representatives will discuss how the system works, the benefits to the public, and other information.
CMCA along with its Truckstop Conference are working with Walmart and CDOT on the installation of 20 monitors at truckstops throughout the state to provide this service,
The effort is a public-private initiative which will provide travelers with current weather, traffic, travel times and other pertinent information via streaming video from numerous CDOT highway cameras. By providing real-time information to truckdrivers, families and other travelers can make better decisions relating to route and trip planning. This information will allow drivers to be better prepared for conditions and enhance safety.
As part of this effort, Walmart donated (20) 42” HDTVs, private truckstops are providing the space while CDOT is providing and installing the software for the streaming video.
In addition to Johnson’s Corner, the system has been or will be placed in truckstops in Commerce City, Wiggins, Grand Junction, Limon, Watkins, Fountain, Walsenburg and Glenwood Springs.