CGI integrates a turnkey road safety solution
In October 2008, as part of its ongoing effort to improve road safety in Quebec, the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) launched a pilot project to install photo radar at 15 sites in the province.
Seeking to improve road safety in Quebec, the MTQ was looking for a turnkey solution that would encompass the majority of business processes associated with a statement of offence and the accompanying evidence. The challenge involved a number of elements:
- It was necessary to assure the annual processing of some 72,000 infraction cases and their legal validity according to Quebec law;
- The partners of the MTQ—the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) and Ministère de la Justice du Québec (MJQ)—had their own individual objectives and procedural frameworks that had to be taken into account;
- Due to the implementation of legislation, deadlines were very tight, with a timetable of just eight months.
As prime contractor and systems integrator, CGI brought together all of the turnkey solution components by coordinating the work of five carefully selected partners: ROBOT Visual Systems, TR2000, GENIVAR, NEOLECT, and Groupe Techna. CGI implemented a clear organizational structure to define the roles of its partners as well as those of the MTQ, while introducing communication and collaboration models to thoroughly understand and respond to the needs of the MTQ and its partners. CGI also applied its risk management methodology to prioritize the project’s critical activities and ensure the deadlines were respected.
- Fixed and mobile photo radars and red light traffic control systems;
- Software for the SQ’s central evidence processing system;
- Integration of the IT solution into SQ and MJQ processes;
- Automated and secure transfer of data via the Quebec government’s integrated multimedia telecommunications network (Réseau intégré de télécommunication multimédia du gouvernement du Québec or RITM).
Since the summer of 2009, the MTQ has benefited from a secure and reliable solution that meets all equipment availability and reliability standards.
- 64,000 statements of offence were issued in the first 10 months;
- the MTQ achieved a full return on its investment during the pilot project;
- after six months, red light offences had dropped by 83%;
- excessive speeding dropped by 97%;
- speeds on the roads in question decreased by an average of 12 km/h;
- a project evaluation report was tabled in the National Assembly in the fall of 2010.
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