Traffic Control Plans and SFMTA Special Traffic Permits

Traffic Control Plans and SFMTA Special Traffic Permits

Our services of Network Route Design and Municipal Fiber Planning require the access of underground structures in the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area. These structures are located on busy roads where pedestrian, vehicular and public transportation has the potential to be impacted. Because of this, Traffic Control Planning is a critical step in Network Route Design to allow for access to these structures while mitigating potential impacts to the public and while minimizing workers’ exposure to traffic.


Rapid Systems Engineering (RSE) provides Traffic Control Plans (TCP’s) for San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority, as well as many Bay Area Municipalities. RSE TCP’s produce high detailed plans that modify vehicular, bicycle and/or pedeTCP-3strian traffic safely around construction areas, work-zones, and bike and pedestrian paths. We adhere to 2014 California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the SFMTA “Blue Book”. RSE will submit TCP’s to the SFMTA, as part of a Special Traffic Permit Application, or other permitting applications based on client’s needs.

TCP’s are created using RapidPlan, traffic control planning software which enables roadway and construction areas to be created quickly using CAD, GIS, or Integrated mapping that produce detailed TCPs. The TCPs display all elements for the construction and traffic scenario with details needed for controlling traffic such as traffic cones, construction signs, roadway workers, etc. Along with the plan, a succinct summary of the project indicates what the TCP is going to accomplish. This allows for quick jurisdictional approval.

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Traffic Control Plans and SFMTA Special Traffic Permits

Mobile Application for DAS Networks Data Collection – Client Success Stories: Phase 3 Communications


Phase 3 Communications (P3 Comm) are specialists in design and installation of Fiber Optic Networking. In our increasingly competitive and mobile driven business world, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) networks have seen accelerated deployment in San Francisco and the Bay Area by all major carriers: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile.

In the race to get DAS nodes online,
proper documentation must be collected at every step in the process, which can be especially challenging in the construction phase.

P3 Comm Challenges

Carrier Node Construction Requires quick and efficient construction, data collection, and documentation. P3 Comm used employee mobile devices and a server for storage of photos of node construction.  Nicolas DeZubiria, the President of Phase 3 Communications, sought a solution for more efficiently collecting the data in the field, delivering information to the office team, and finally to the customer.

Rapid Developed Solutions

Rapid Systems Engineering (RSE) met with field personnel to gather insights on current processes while simultaneously working with office personnel to develop an agile system and process to meet the needs of Phase 3 Communications customer node construction requirements.

RSE developed and deployed a mobile iOS and web application into the field that was tested simultaneously by us and key P3 Comm personnel.  The solution allowed for real-time data capture and upload of all test data and photos.  An automated process was developed server side to collate the data and combine into formatted finished reports based on Carrier requirements.

This solution allowed P3 Comm to deliver Close-Out Documentation to carriers, allowing for critical information to get their assets online. It was also a key requirement that P3 Comm maintain the ability to be adaptive to the changing requirements of Carriers and node construction.  Phase 3 Communications is on the forefront of network expansion for all carriers and future applications like 5G, cell site densification and IoT applications, such as the Revolution11 first place AT&T Hackathon mobile application.

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Mobile Application for DAS Networks Data Collection – Client Success Stories: Phase 3 Communications