LYT.Transit NextGen Transit Priority Solution Will Leverage AI & Machine Learning To Improve Efficiency and Reliability Across Major Seattle Transit Routes
LYT has been awarded its largest regional deployment of transit priority solution, LYT.transit, through a new 10-year contract with King County Metro (KCM) and a total of ten traffic agencies throughout the greater Seattle region.
The deployment will involve multiple traffic controller types, including Econolite, Q-Free, and Yunex Traffic across 125 traffic lights. Additionally, the project includes 10 different agencies involved to make this project come to life.
The average American driver lost 51 hours to congestion in 2022, up 15 hours from the year before, costing an estimated $869 in lost time on top of fuel costs surging 32 percent according to INRIX. Among the major cities in the top five for congestion, all saw annual delays top 100 hours, led by Chicago. Seattle placed 19th for congestion, up from 22nd in 2021. LYT will be prioritizing five different bus routes throughout the region:
- A Line
- B Line
- E Line
- F Line
- H Line
“Like many transit regions around the country, Seattle is looking for intelligent solutions that improve heavily trafficked commuter corridors so that transit bus riders have the confidence that they will arrive safely and on time to their destination. Our AI-enabled solution represents the next generation of transit technologies that are designed to showcase regional commuter systems as a model for other communities around the country.”
-Tim Menard, LYT CEO & Founder