Oakland County, Michigan, continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. Unfortunately, there simply isn't enough money available to build new roads or widen existing roads fast enough to keep up with the growth. As a result, many roads in Oakland County are congested. Faced with insufficient funds to adequately improve our roads, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) turned to technology, in the form of the Faster And Safer Travel Through Routing and Advanced Controls (FAST-TRAC) program.
FAST-TRAC is a system that makes better use of existing roadways by employing traffic-management technologies to respond, in real time, to actual traffic flow, thus minimizing traffic tie-ups and improving safety on our roads.
It's important to note, though, that while FAST-TRAC can help to optimize traffic flow on existing roads, it cannot completely eliminate congestion. There is simply more traffic on many Oakland County roads than the roads can handle.