Technical Visits

Overview

This tour visits the following places:
Traffic Management Center, Fukuoka Prefectural Police
Fukuoka city Chubu Water Treatment Center Hydrogen Station
Nishitetsu Tenjin Expressway Bus Terminal

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Date
May 8th(Tue.) (1) 12:50~15:20
May 9th(Wed.) (1) 09:30~12:00
(2) 12:50〜15:20
May 10th(Thu.) (1) 09:30~12:00
Registration Desk
Entrance at the Fukuoka Convention Center
Capacity
40 (Each round)

Visiting Schedule

Boarding at the Convention Center

Traffic Management Center, Fukuoka Prefectural Police

Fukuoka city Chubu Water Treatment Center Hydrogen Station

Nishitetsu Tenjin Expressway Bus Terminal

Drop- off at the Convention Center

Traffic Management Center, Fukuoka Prefectural Police

Life has become convenient a way with the development of motorized society; the motor vehicles have caused many problems such as traffic accidents, traffic jams, emission gases, and noises. Among them, emission gases and noises are categorized as a pollution, and have even been recognized as such for a quarter of a century.
In this situation, the members of the Traffic Control Center have been making the utmost efforts to alleviate the problems by “making the roads effectively usable” or, in other words, “creating a safe and smooth traffic”.
Why have we been making such efforts? It is because our motto has been a “harmony between humans and motor vehicles”, and luckily, this has been successfully achieved as of present.
Then, how has that been achieved?
Our efforts started back in 1970. With a view to establishing a prototype of our present day Traffic Control Center, the former members of the Traffic Division who worked in those days introduced computers into the traffic police, and established a traffic control center. Since then, our efforts have been effectively exerted and good results have been achieved.
The main four jobs at the present-day Traffic Control Center are as follows:

  • Collecting data/information on traffic volume and traffic jams from vehicles detectors and TV cameras
  • Analyzing the collected data/information
  • Remote-controlling of traffic lights on the basis of the data/information analysis
  • Giving traffic information (or the outcome of the analysis) to drivers using the following three means of communication:
    1. the electric bulletin boards installed above roads in Fukuoka City and some other areas in Fukuoka Prefecture
    2. the automotive navigation systems that utilizes its two-way communication function
    3. radio broadcasting

The smooth road traffic that our system has been moving has been a great propulsive force in creating a comfortable prefecture to live in.

Fukuoka city Chubu Water Treatment Center Hydrogen Station

Mitsubishi Kakoki Co., Fukuoka city, National University Corporation Kyushu University, Toyota Tsusho Corporation jointly carry out the demonstration project of the system to produce hydrogen from sewage biogas obtained from sewage sludge at the Chubu Water Treatment Center in Fukuoka city and supply hydrogen to fuel cell vehicles, commissioned research from the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management.
Currently over 20% of sewage biogas obtained by digesting water sludge remains unused in Japan, but biogas have potential to supply enough energy to people.  Through this demonstration project, they aim to build a supply chain by producing hydrogen from sewage sludge and supplying it to the hydrogen station.

Fukuoka city Chubu Water Treatment Center Hydrogen Station
Fukuoka city Chubu Water Treatment Center Hydrogen Station

Nishitetsu Tenjin Expressway Bus Terminal

Nishitetsu Tenjin Expressway Bus Terminal
Nishitetsu Tenjin Expressway Bus Terminal

Location Solaria Terminal Building 3rd floor,
Tenjin 2-1-1, Chuoku, Fukuokashi
Opening date at this location 1997/12/27
Total floor area 5,532 m2(including bus approach route)
Bus routes 27routes
Long-distance overnight bus toward Honshu: 6routes
Kyushu area highway, expressway, city bus: 21routes
Number of arrival s& departures approx 1,400 services/day
Number of passengers approx 20,000 passengers/day
Operating hours 5:15 - 24:30

Supported by

Fukuoka Prefectural Police
Fukuoka Prefectural Police

Sponsored by

Fukuoka City
Fukuoka City

Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd
Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd

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