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Welcome To Another Issue!

Spotlight on High Sierra

Employee Focus


Rich Marsanico, P.E.
Rich Marsanico, Jr.

Gregg Hoffmann
Chris Pagniello
Mary Marino

Andy Koumbaroulis

Field Systems Engineers:
Jim Fleming
Mike Jordan
Frank DeLucia
John Fresella

Wendy DeGaray
Ed Madison

Tom Donolli
Marcin Jawarski


Welcome To Another Issue of The Traffic Systems, Inc. Newsletter!

Welcome to another issue of the Traffic Systems, Inc. Newsletter where our focus is to bring you relevant news on the latest traffic related technology being implemented by various agencies in the NY, NJ & CT area.

As always, our goal is to be brief, but high in value for the reader.

I hope you enjoy this issue and please let me know if there is anything you would like us to add in the next issue later this year.

Rich Marsanico, Jr.
Vice President

Spotlight on High Sierra Electronics

Traffic Systems, Inc. has been selected to install the first RWIS for NYSDOT in the Fort Drum Area of Watertown that employs the use of both intrusive and non-intrusive road condition sensors.

The project is being installed this Fall in time for the winter season. The weather equipment is being installed on a Glen Matin Foldable Tower so the equipment can be easily serviced. The system incorporates the use of state-of-the-art sensors that monitor air temperature, precipitation, relative humidity and barometric pressure as well as visibility and wind speed.

Road conditions are detected utilizing a Lufft in-ground sensor with an IceSight Non-Intrusive laser manufactured by High Sierra Electronics and a Mobotix PTZ IP camera to confirm roadway conditions at a central station. (
The IceSight can monitor not only road temperature but also determine the road friction coefficient. It is also capable of determining if the road is dry or wet, as well as the formation of black ice, slush or snow on the road.

This RWIS will be first installation of its kind in New York State. The system will be monitored remotely via a Raven X cellular modem providing real-time information to the NYSDOT.

Software is currently under development to provide a standalone central software solution with a GUI for the IceSight sensor for small agencies that are concerned about and interested in monitoring road surfaces so as not to prematurely dispatch salt spreader vehicles within their communities.

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Employee Focus – John Fresella – The latest member of the Traffic Systems, Inc. team!

John has been with Traffic Systems, Inc. since April 1, 2012. He brings with him over 20 years of project management experience and has played a key role in managing multiple ITS projects in New Jersey. His project responsibilities include purchasing equipment, scheduling with customers, equipment submittals and generation of site plans, system programming and bench testing as well as integration and final testing of installed equipment.  His projects include highway CCTV systems and vehicle detection systems along the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Please join us in welcoming John Fresella to the TSI team.



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