Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization kicks off sidewalk inventory project

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The Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) recently kicked off a project to inventory the condition and location of sidewalks within the MPO Study Area. To accomplish this, the MPO retained the services of Data Transfer Solutions, LLC (DTS) based out of San Antonio, TX. DTS is a nationwide firm and provides professional asset management and mobile data collection services to local and state government agencies.

DTS operates a fleet of sophisticated data collection vehicles equipped with an array of precision instrumentation and data collection equipment that helps state and local transportation agencies inventory and manage transportation infrastructure, facilities, and assets.

Specifically, the vans possess digital cameras that will collect imagery on all above ground, transportation-related assets located within the right-of-way (such as sidewalks). This imagery will be used to create a digital video inventory of sidewalks within the urbanized area of the MPO.

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In order to collect all relevant data, the vehicles will be traveling roads within the Texarkana Urban Area and in order to ensure the highest quality of data and imagery, the vehicles will only collect data during daylight hours.

If residents have any questions or need additional information regarding the vehicles, the project, or the process; they are encouraged to contact the Texarkana MPO at 903-798-3927.

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