RSF 137: Replacement of Roadside Screening Systems (HP-ITD 2022)

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Abstract RSF 137, Replacement of Roadside Screening Systems (HP-ITO 2022) The objective of this project will be to replace some of the KATS hardware and software to ensure continued system reliability and functionality. This project will be utilized to replace up to: four Kentucky Automated Screening Systems (KATS) and computers that run the KATS software, four wireless links used to pass the information from the cameras and the KATS computer and four parking monitoring systems. The KATS systems consist of an overview camera, a license plate reader camera, a DOT reader camera, driver focus camera and a control cabinet and loops to trigger the cameras. The parking monitoring systems consist of a computer, monitor, PTZ camera(s), a camera used to monitor the park sign, cameras used to monitor the safety of the inspectors/officers performing inspections, a network video recorder to record the information, wireless radios to transmit camera feeds, as well as a switch to power the cameras. Parking monitoring cameras have been installed at all of Kentucky''s 14 weigh stations. They are utilized to ensure that the trucks directed to stop pull into the facility and meet with enforcement personnel. These cameras give enforcement the ability to see if drivers are wearing their seatbelts or talking on cellular phones in some instances. The cameras also provide safety to the enforcement personnel by allowing them to see into the cab of the trucks after they are parked to ensure they are not bringing weapons into the facility. The purpose of this project is to replace a portion of Kentucky''s ageing KATS systems and associated hardware and software. These systems utilize some or all of the following technologies: • An automated license plate reader (ALPR) that provides the license plate number from the front or rear of the vehicle along with the state/jurisdiction. • An automated USDOT/KYU number reader (USDOTR) that provides the USDOT number and KYU number from the side of the vehicle. • A scene camera to capture a digital image of each passing vehicle for general description and visual identification purposes . • Driver focus cameras to capture a digital image of the driver inside of the vehicle cab to ensure drivers are wearing their seatbelt and not operating hand held cell phones. • A triggering device (loop) to begin the image capture process. • An interface to the existing weigh-in-motion (WIM) and truck sorting and tracking system (MettlerToledo), which directs trucks targeted for inspection to park . • Pa rking monitoring cameras to ensure trucks do not leave the faci lity before meeting with enforcement personnel inside the inspection station. • Computers within the inspection station to provide an interface for the user. • Roadside computers and networking equipment to allow the equipment to process information and communicate with the user interface . •Lighting that helps to provide a clear image of the trucks and their identifying information. Screening systems are a very effective tool for commercial vehicle enforcement officers. The volume of truck traffic at weigh stations is extremely high therefore personnel are only able to inspect a small percentage of all vehicles. Screening systems allows personnel to target "high-risk" carriers for inspection making better use of their time. They also allow enforcement to target carriers with problems identified by one of the systems. Because of the effectiveness of these systems, officers and inspectors have come to rely on them to perform their work.
Effective start/end date5/1/239/30/26


  • KY Transportation Cabinet: $100,000.00


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