As the fourth largest city in the Bay Area and home to major companies like Tesla, Fremont has grown rapidly over the last five decades. Initially five separate cities joined as one; Fremont’s envious location in the Bay Area makes it ground zero for population growth. But with that growth came lots of traffic congestion.
The Fremont Fire Department has 11 fire stations spread across the city. But with such a large geographical area to cover, some units have to head across town for calls, leading to longer response times.
Read more about how LYT.emergency helped Fremont Fire get their units across town in no time.
Getting Across Town in a Flash
With the main north-south interstate experiencing congestion at almost every hour of the day, Fremont Fire relies on a major arterial roadway, Fremont Blvd., to speed units across town. With LYT.emergency preempting signals up to 5 lights ahead, fire units now travel unimpeded without needing to hit the interstate. Fire units can traverse an 8-mile journey in approximately 13 minutes, a 14% improvement without lights and sirens being turned on. The department also reports a 62% improvement in travel times between Fremont’s southern and northern neighborhoods.
Seamless Preemption Despite Technological Challenges
A number of challenges exist along the corridors in Fremont treated with LYT.emergency. From coordinated to adaptive signal timing to railroad and frontage roads, LYT.emergency handles all these technical challenges with no sweat.
Learn more about LYT.emergency’s deployment in Fremont, Calif.