Trinidad and Tobago is a twin island country just north of South America, and the southernmost nation of the West Indies in the Caribbean, boasting both sealed and unsealed roads.
The Caribbean Transportation Consultancy Services (CARITRANS) Company Limited, based in Trinidad and Tobago, was founded in 2012 by Mr Lacey Williams. Their specific areas of expertise include transportation planning, traffic engineering, traffic signal design and coordination, traffic and transit simulation (modelling) and transport economic analysis.
CARITRANS had a need to collect data on both paved and unpaved roads in order to meet the requirements for inputting IRI results into their economic appraisal systems (HDM4). This data collection was currently being undertaken manually, which posed both safety and data accuracy concerns. At a chance meeting at a trade event in Australia, Mr. Williams was introduced to ARRB Systems and their product offering.
Mr Williams commented the reason for choosing the ARRB Systems Roughometer 3 was its portability, ease of use and the price point. He notes, “I like the simplicity of the system and the repeatability of the results.” The unit will be transported to different locations around the country and the Caribbean to undertake projects where required.