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November 7th, 2004, 06:24 PM
Introduction Of ITIS
In line with one of the objectives of the Structural Plan Kuala Lumpur 2020 to improve the management of the Klang Valley's transport infrastructure system, City Hall Kuala Lumpur (CHKL) has selected Integrated Transport Information System (ITIS) to improve the planning and traffic flow in the city.
CHKL also expects ITIS to fulfill the need to gather, share and make available accurate and up-to-date traffic information to road users to help them ease their traffic woes in the Klang Valley.
Brief traffic information of what to expect along the way, such as road congestion, will offer both motorists and commuters some peace of mind as they can decide which road to take or to avoid and the best time to travel to get to their destinations easier, faster and safer.
A comprehensive traffic management system, ITIS will integrate the present road transport network as well as provide a communications interface for sprawling road systems in the Klang Valley and Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) area.
Source: ITIS's Website (http://www.itis.com.my)
November 7th, 2004, 06:25 PM
How ITIS works?
At the heart of ITIS is the Transport Management Centre (TMC), which serves as the hub or nerve centre of the entire ITIS system as it receives, processes and disseminates traffic information around the clock. System operators will then use this information to monitor the transportation system operations and formulate strategies to enhance transport management.
TMC houses two core support systems of ITIS, namely the Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) and the Advanced Traveller Information System (ATIS).
A fully automated system, ATMS binds primary traffic data collected from Automatic Incident Detection (AID) system and Automatic Vehicle Location System (AVLS). The AID system detects traffic congestion on the roads while the AVLS provides real time travel database.
The system also manages the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance cameras to monitor traffic situation and congestions. In addition, ATMS updates real-time road condition messages on Variable Message Signs (VMS) boards along major roads.
Information gathered on traffic situations and congestion will be sent to TMC for analysis and evaluation before being transformed into useful traffic information. TMC operators will use this information to formulate traffic management strategies such as maximising roadway capacity usage, reducing travel times and improving traffic safety.
At the same time, ATIS will deliver this real-time traffic information to road users and commuters in the form of a congestion map, travel speed map and incident map via the Internet (with support for wireless services) and Call Centre.
Road users will get updated information on road conditions and congestion via Variable Message Signs (VMS) units located strategically along major roads.
November 7th, 2004, 06:27 PM
Intelligent Transport systems such as ITIS have been widely and successfully implemented in major cities around the world, bringing significant benefits to motorists and commuters.
Some of the benefits of ITIS:
Allows informed decisions to be made on travel (i.e. choice of routes, modes and schedules)
Enables real-time capture of traffic information for incident management and long-term transport planning
Alleviates traffic congestion and delays during rush hour periods and emergency situations
Reduces accidents, their severity and impact on the highway
Improves emergency assistance for motorists and commuters
Reduces travel times and promotes more uniform traffic flow
Reduces pollution as a result of less time idling in traffic
Provides comfort, safety and security in highway travel particularly around construction zones
Improves utilisation of available road capacity
Improves quality of life in the Klang Valley
November 7th, 2004, 06:32 PM
Q & A on ITIS
Q1. What is Integrated Transport Information System (ITIS)?
A1. Integrated Transport Information System (ITIS) is a comprehensive traffic information system developed for City Hall Kuala Lumpur (CHKL) to monitor traffic flow and analyse the data on road conditions in the Klang Valley to provide useful traffic information to road users.
Q2. How does ITIS work?
A2. ITIS integrates the present transport network as well as offers a communication interface for sprawling road systems in the Klang Valley through its two core support systems namely the Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) and the Advanced Traveller Information System (ATIS), which are located in the Transport Management Centre (TMC).
Q3. What is Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS)?
A3. Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) provides CHKL traffic operators with an integrated interface and data link with traffic control surveillance system to monitor traffic network including incident locations, traffic volumes, congestion levels and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) surveillance.
Q4. What is Advanced Traveller Information System (ATIS)?
A4. Advanced Traveller Information System (ATIS) is a data integration system that is integrated with ATMS to deliver accurate, reliable, and timely information to road users - as and when made available.
Q5. What is the area covered?
A5. Geographically, all main roads in the KL Federal Territory. Specifically, the scope calls for the monitoring of 45 main road corridors within the Klang Valley. This includes the Inner Ring Road (Jalan Raja Chulan), the Middle Ring Road 1 (Jalan Tun Razak), the Middle Ring Road 2, and major radials such as Federal Highway Route 2, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sentul, KL-Seremban expressway etc. In total, there will be over 200kms of roads which will be monitored.
Q6. Does ITIS cover all the highways ?
A6. We do not generally overlap with existing toll highway concessionaires which undertake their own traffic control and surveillance systems. Our focus is on State, Federal and Local Authority Roads generally within the KL FT area.
Q7. What is Transport Management Centre (TMC)?
A7. Transport Management Centre (TMC) serves as the hub for the entire ITIS systems by receiving, processing and disseminating data all around the clock. A research and development centre, this mission critical centre enables information about transportation network to be collected, processed and integrated with other control data centres to produce useful information which will then be used by CHKL to monitor the road network operations as well as initiate strategies to improve it.
Q8. How will ITIS benefit me?
A8. ITIS delivers accurate and most current traffic information to help you plan your travel around Klang Valley. You can check out ITIS traffic information via the ITIS portal and your mobile phone in the near future.
Q9. Is ITIS system compatible with ITS system from other makers?
A9. We deal primarily with traffic information and therefore our back-end focus is to integrate different sources of information such as from highway concessionaires, rail operators, bus operators etc with our own own primary network of data sensors (CCTV, automatic incident detection systems). In other words, although, we have our own front-end primary data sensors and collectors, the back-end will be customised to incorporate a large variety of different information sources. It should also be noted that the system is designed to work within a multi-jurisdictional environment such that the Transport Management Center (TMC) will serve primarily as a data exchange and collaboration center.
Q10. Where is this system being used other than DBKL?
A10. This system (ITIS) is being customised specifically to meet local project requirements. On the surface, however, you will find many operational similarities with systems implemented in Singapore (EMAS), Sydney, Perth, and many major cities worldwide (almost every major city in the United States, Europe, Japan).
Q11. What is the ITIS portal all about?
A11. The ITIS portal disseminates ITIS traffic advice via the Internet through its easy-to-use services such as Route Planner, Driving Tips and Public Transport.
Q12. What is Route Planner?
A12. Route Planner provides useful highway/expressway related information such as toll locations and fares, exit or interchange points, rest areas or laybys, petrol station directory, alternative routes and useful numbers for motorists to plan their travel around Klang Valley via highways and expressways.
Q13. What is Driving Tips?
A13. Driving Tips features informative articles on various road safety topics from safety tips and road courtesy to car maintenance and driver's resources.
Q14. What is Public Transport?
A14. Public Transport provides an information board for commuters to check out routes, schedules and fares for bus and train services as well as a taxi directory.
Q15. When will ITIS be ready?
A15. ITIS will be fully ready by middle of 2005.
Q16. When will the mobile version of ITIS be rolled out?
A16. The mobile or WAP version of ITIS will be available by middle of 2005.
Q17. Do I need to sign up to use this service?
A17. No, you don't need to sign up to use this service. You can visit the ITIS portal to get most current Klang Valley traffic information via the Internet.
Q18. Do I have to pay for this service?
A18. No, this service is free for all.
ITIS' Control Centre
November 8th, 2004, 12:05 AM
data on mobile phone would be a bit troublesome i guess.. perhaps gps system to be installed in every car would be greater.
November 8th, 2004, 03:30 AM
a very good concept indead.I think it's being used in Melbourne n Singapore.I heard that GPS in Malaysia is impossible due to different radio frequency wave,is it true?
November 23rd, 2004, 04:54 PM
KL Will Gain From Smaller Number Of Transport Service Providers
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 (Bernama) -- Cities like Kuala Lumpur should have a smaller number of public transport operators as efficiencies can be gained with sufficient economies of scale, says Nadicorp Holdings Bhd's executive chairman, Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh.
Furthermore, it would be easier for the authorities to regulate just a few sizeable players as opposed to many varied sizes and scale of operations, he said when presenting his paper on "Urban Transportation in Kuala Lumpur-The Challenge Ahead" at the second day of the National Multimodal Transport Conference 2004, here Tuesday.
Mohd Nadzmi said that being smaller in number, the authorities would be able to regulate the companies more easily to ensure that they meet the agreed level of service.
He also suggested that the Klang Valley be divided into four zones with one bus company allocated to each zone.
Mohd Nadzmi, who is also executive chairman of Express Rail Link, said divisioning will result in each company enjoying some monopoly power within their zone and this would allow them to achieve the economies of scale needed for efficient operations.
"Since it is a level playing field, each zone operator can be benchmarked against each other as an additional check and balance," he said.
Mohd Nadzmi said that incentives could also be worked out to reward good operators based on quality of service and higher revenue collection and cost efficiency.
This would also ensure that non-profitable or social routes are served as these would be cross-subsidised by the more profitable routes in their zone.
"In the long run, there would then be no financial burden to the government in the operations of bus services because well-managed operators will be profitable and expand their business whilst weaker operators will exit the industry," he said.
Currently, the government subsidises 30 percent of the public transportation costs and more than RM10 billion has been spent on public transport infrastructure in the form of new buses, the Light Rail Transport, KTM Komuter and the KL Monorail.
Mohd Nadzmi said that fewer operators would also mean better performance because of improved loading factors and higher ridership, without a corresponding increase in costs.
He noted that the government would have to incur huge subsidies if the existing number of operators are allowed to continue.
To date, there are approximately 14 different bus companies operating in the Klang Valley.
Another way forward is to actually shift the focus away from buses to train services like the KTM Komuter and LRT.
He suggested buses could become complementary services to ply the routes where it is difficult for the trains to reach and to provide the "last mile" journey.
February 21st, 2005, 12:37 PM
Nice building! Completed now?
November 9th, 2013, 01:02 AM
Had a recent discussion on ITIS......whatever happened to it now? :?
November 9th, 2013, 01:23 AM
ITIS not working along Jalan Loke Yew taken on 7-11-2013.......
20131107_182000 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79528357@N00/10749496586/) by szehoong (http://www.flickr.com/people/79528357@N00/), on Flickr
November 9th, 2013, 01:42 AM
I was travelling from Damansara Heights to Cheras.......there are 5 ITIS display that is supposed to display traffic information and this is at about 5pm ruch hour but sadly there's nothing. I believe that its been out of service for sometime already..... :ohno:
20131107_180203 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79528357@N00/10749740336/) by szehoong (http://www.flickr.com/people/79528357@N00/), on Flickr
November 9th, 2013, 01:43 AM
20131107_180423 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79528357@N00/10749666815/) by szehoong (http://www.flickr.com/people/79528357@N00/), on Flickr
20131107_180523 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79528357@N00/10749665545/) by szehoong (http://www.flickr.com/people/79528357@N00/), on Flickr
20131107_180535 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/79528357@N00/10749963763/) by szehoong (http://www.flickr.com/people/79528357@N00/), on Flickr
November 9th, 2013, 02:20 AM
I remember passing the ITIS board near the TNB building when driving to to PJ, it used to work in the past 3 years. It used to state condition of traffic either trafik lancar or congested.
November 9th, 2013, 02:46 AM
^^ The Connaught Highway (East-West Link) one is displaying gibberish for weeks now. :lol:
November 9th, 2013, 11:12 AM
U guys remember how much DBKL spent for this system?
November 9th, 2013, 12:48 PM
U guys remember how much DBKL spent for this system?
If my memory does not fail me, it's around RM300mil......I still remember the then transport minister confidently remarked that KL traffic congestion will be greatly minimized with the advent of ITIS.....lol
Now, I noticed that some of the electronic display board were dismantled,leaving only the pole..... .......
November 9th, 2013, 12:51 PM
U guys remember how much DBKL spent for this system?
If my memory does not fail me, it's around RM300mil......
Yes you are right sty1978 :okay: .....DBKL spent RM300million on this system! And the best part is that this is actually state-of-the-art system and many countries are using it including Singapore. They are still using it but our like many other expensive govt projects.......well....sigh..... :ohno:
Nowadays with Waze......no need to use this anymore haha ....more accurate and got lots more info! :lol:
November 10th, 2013, 01:44 AM
Waze is the best:cheers:My only wish is the users update the infos responsibly
November 10th, 2013, 08:23 AM
Don't forget Google Maps' traffic update... While I do not have Waze, DiGi has quite a steady 3G service that gives quick updates on the traffic situation along major roads in the Greater KL area... Helped me a lot, for instance when I'm heading towards KL and thinking of taking the Federal Highway but thanks to a seeing a long red line on Maps, I went on an alternative route instead of getting stuck in nasty traffic! :D
And speaking of ITIS, I know their Command Center is in Bukit Jalil but I wonder who are those lazy bums manning this place? How come there has been no more traffic update on the signboards, after so much $$$ was spent? Pathetic! :ohno: :(
November 10th, 2013, 08:38 AM
^^ Waze have basically taken over the role of this RM300million project.
Actually they still could provide service to the public but wonder why they 'stopped'. Yea....their control ctr is at Bkt Jalil - a very high-tech system but in the wrong hands. Try viewing their traffic camera surveillance again.......went to take shower and come back - video still buffering :lol:
Not only the 5 ITIS signboards I've posted above do not have anything......the one at Connaught Highway still displaying gibberish for weeks as I just passes it a few hours ago. :ohno: .....this one worst cause it waste electricity not to mention it shortens the lifespan of the display......
November 10th, 2013, 08:46 AM
Here's an article by a politician - Wee Choo Keong (http://weechookeong.com/2013/02/22/why-is-dbkl-shy-to-announce-rm200-million-itis-contract-awarded-to-gtc-global-sdn-bhd/)
Why is DBKL shy to announce RM200 million ITIS contract awarded to GTC Global Sdn Bhd
February 22, 2013 by weechookeong
"ITIS the way to go" but go where?
Yours truly has posted an article calling upon DBKL to announce the name of that “GLOBAL-LY” known company that was awarded the Intelligent Transport Information System (ITIS) contract worth RM200 million, in HERE. Unfortunately, DBKL chose to keep this award under wrap until now. Why? Why? Why?
It is now an open secret that since January 2013 the ITIS contract worth RM200 million has been awarded to that “GLOBAL-LY” known company, GTC Global Sdn Bhd (GTC Global). GTC Global was formerly known as Gapurna Technolgies Sdn Bhd, the off shoot of a property development based company.
It is mind boggling that DBKL is so shy to make an official announcement that GTC Global has been awarded with the ITIS contract. It is just a wild guess that DBKL may be a bit shy to announce the award because GTC Global is dealing with only the installation of CCTVs and surveillance system and with no experience with the Visual Message System (VMS). Please read the company profile in HERE.
The previous ITIS that cost DBKL RM370 million was a total failure because it was awarded to a company that has no or little experience in ITIS.
Yours truly has been informed that two weeks ago there was a kick-off meeting held in DBKL where GTC Global did a presentation to DBKL and other government agencies. When questions were asked by Dr Leong, the Pengarah of Jabatan Pengakutan of DBKL, with regards to the ITIS, the officers from GTC Global were unable to answer the simple questions. What a joke?
We do not want to see another ITIS that works for a few months and thereafter KL motorists will only read festive greetings like “Selamat Hari Raya”, “Selamat Tahun Baru”, Selamat Deepavali” and the like from the VMS.
DBKL must be transparent about the award. It must make an official announcement of the award of the ITIS contract and what are the pertinent terms of the contract. We must ensure that there must be sufficient safeguards in the contract to protect the interests of DBKL. There must be Performance Bond of sufficient amount to ensure that GTC Global could perform the contract for at least the next ten years.
Warga KL do not want to see another failed ITIS that cost RM200 million. The ITIS Project in KL has now cost DBKL a total of RM570 million!
November 10th, 2013, 08:49 AM
From The Malaysian Insider (http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/dbkl-to-lease-itis-traffic-info-system/)
DBKL to lease ITIS traffic info system
October 16, 2012
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 — Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will be leasing the Integrated Transport Information System (ITIS) to overcome a host of problems encountered with the traffic information system.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib said for the purpose, the leasing offer had been made through open tender to contractors, especially to upgrade and repair the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras and Variable Message Sign (VMS) display boards, which were in need of repair.
He said 1,200 CCTVs and 140 VMS boards would be replaced, with 200 CCTVs to be directly connected to four police contingent headquarters to monitor crime.
“The contractors should be appointed by the end of the year.
“Apart from better management, the lease approach will reduce the risk of technology cycle, vandalism and the burden of site inspection,” he said in a statement, here, today.
The statement was made following the 2011 Auditor-General’s Report finding which was highlighted by several newspapers on the failure of ITIS equipment, such as CCTVs and VMS boards which have passed their life span, frequent breakdowns and the difficulty of obtaining spare parts, rendering the system operational at less than 50 per cent. — Bernama
November 10th, 2013, 08:55 AM
From The Malaysian Insider (http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/lawmakers-want-faulty-kl-traffic-info-system-scrapped/)
Lawmakers want faulty KL traffic info system scrapped
By Clara Chooi
Assistant News Editor
October 16, 2012
Latest Update: October 16, 2012 10:57 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 — Pakatan Rakyat (PR) lawmakers today demanded Putrajaya scrap its RM365 million Integrated Transport Information System (ITIS), an eight-year-old traffic monitoring system that the Auditor-General’s Report 2011 has highlighted for wastages and described as “unsatisfactory”.
In the report released yesterday, it was revealed that despite the project’s implementation since 2005, a significant 70.6 per cent of road users were not aware of its existence and its hotline number, while 65 per cent have never used ITIS online to obtain the latest traffic information.
ITIS kicked off operations in 2005 with the co-operation of KL City Hall (DBKL), the Malaysian Highway Authority (MHA), Transport Ministry and the Public Works Department (PWD) as a system to monitor traffic, accidents, roadworks and other activities occurring on roads and highways in Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley.
Citing a parliamentary reply on June 18 this year, Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng told a press conference here that it had already been revealed that only 46 of the 140 Variable Message Sign (VMS) display units under the ITIS are currently functional.
Under ITIS, real-time information of traffic conditions are meant to be disseminated via the VMS to help reduce traffic congestion within the city.
“The federal territories minister told the Dewan Rakyat that the main cause of the malfunction and breaking down of the VMS is because the components have achieved their economic age and there are no replacement parts available in the market,” Lim said.
A screen capture of the ITIS website shows an image depicting traffic conditions on the Federal Highway.
He pointed out that the ministry had also revealed that despite this, an annual allocation of RM1.5 million has been granted to DBKL to maintain the ITIS.
“So for eight years, they have paid RM12 million... they are paying them every year to purchase spare parts that no longer exist,” he said.
Lim also cited the Auditor-General’s Report as revealing that the government had allocated RM36.87 million to DBKL to purchase a building for ITIS but City Hall had instead used RM8.49 million to rent premises for the system.
“My question is: was the remaining allocation used for other purposes or was it returned to the government?” he asked.
He pointed out that the report had also revealed that DBKL’s tenancy agreement was for a 30-year period, indicating a possibility that the RM1.5 million maintenance allocation for ITIS may continue for the same period.
“We want to know if the government plans on discontinuing ITIS due to these concerns raised... or do they plan on proceeding with the faulty system, at the risk of squandering more taxpayers’ monies?” he said.
Agreeing, Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar pointed out that the ITIS project, which involves some 255 CCTVs and 728 automatic incident detection cameras, had on its launch in 2005 been meant to help the authorities with crime fighting.
But, she said, after five years of implementation, the authorities, including DBKL, had repeatedly refused to update lawmakers on the system’s failures and status of the allocations.
“This is another clear reason why we in Pakatan reject the system of awarding projects via direct tender,” she said.
Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai said the system should be scrapped entirely as it had purportedly failed to fulfil its objectives.
“Today, road users rely more on obtaining traffic information from radio stations instead of using the ITIS,” he said.
November 10th, 2013, 08:58 AM
From The Star Online (http://archives.thestar.com.my/services/printerfriendly.asp?file=/2012/12/3/central/12403816.asp&sec=central) > Central
Monday December 3, 2012
Planned upgrades to Itis may increase overall costs two-fold
By JASTIN AHMAD TARMIZI
Tender soon finalised: Ahmad Phesal said that the tender process for the new Itis upgrades will be completed in January after meeting with KL MPs at the DBKL headquarters recently.
KUALA Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is conducting an open tender to appoint new contractors to improve the Integrated Transport Information System (Itis).
Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Ahmad Phesal Talib said the process would be finalised in January.
“We have started the tender process and we expect it to be completed in January. Through the new project, we will add 1,200 CCTVs and 140 Variable Message Signs (VMS) to the system,” he said during a press conference after meeting with Kuala Lumpur MPs at the DBKL headquarters in Jalan Raja Laut.
Earlier, Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar pointed out during the meeting with the mayor that the new contractors for the system would add to the already hefty sum of RM300mil spent on previous contractors.
The Itis traffic management project was meant to develop and integrate information systems on traffic and transportation to overcome congestion in the Klang Valley.
The system that was installed in 2004 features closed-circuit television cameras variable messa- ge signs to inform motorists of the traffic situation and the alternative routes to take in Kuala Lumpur.
It was reported however, that half of the equipment purchased for a sum of RM136mil by City Hall for the Integrated Transport Inform*ation System were not working.
For example, only 88% of the 1,600 Automatic Vehicle Location System (AVLS) purchased for RM11mil have been made use of.
City Hall explained that the unused units were stock for equipment replacement in the event any AVLS was damaged during operations.
However, the AVLS was discontinued in July 2008 due to high maintenance costs, vandalism and a lack of cooperation from operation managers and vehicle drivers.
The CCTVs, Automatic Incident Detection system and AVLS all wo-rk together to help Itis manage traffic.
The data gathered is sent to the Transport Management Centre, where congestion and incid- ent maps are created and sent to travellers via the Variable Message Signs on roads, Itis’ call centre and the Internet.
However, the Auditor-General’s Report found that 70% of users did not know the hotline number to get the latest traffic informat- ion while almost 65% of them never used Itis online to get the latest traffic information.
“The management of the Itis project on the whole is unsatisfactory,” the report stated.
City Hall had replied that it wou-ld take measures to inform the public about Itis services through Facebook and Twitter, among others.
On the public housing is- sue, Ahmad Phesal said DBKL planned to build affordable units with the ceiling price of RM300,000 and minimum built-up of 800 sq ft on DBKL land.
“We are in discussions with the Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing Ministry. They are now drafting guidelines that will be used by City Hall,” he said.
“We are also looking at the appropriate percentage of affordable homes. We cannot leave out the low-cost housing category. In the high-end category, I do not think we have a problem,” he said.
Ahmad Phesal also said that DBKL would look into the current state of the Pudu Market.
“I will visit the market to see its condition for myself. If it is a bad entity for Kuala Lumpur, we have to do something,” he said.
Cheras MP Tan Kok had earlier voiced concerns about the market.
“Despite being the biggest market in the country, the place is in a sorry state. It is an embarassment for the nation’s capital city,” he said.
Also present at the meeting were Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, Batu MP Tian Chua, Seputeh MP Teresa Kok and Wangsa Maju MP Wee Choo Keong.