Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems. Topic 41-07. Operational and Institutional Agreements that Facilitate Regional Traffic Signal Operations Programs

Regional traffic signal management and operations are critical for the effective movement of people and goods. Traffic signal systems tend to operate inefficiently, often defy performance measurement, and rarely operate in a coordinated mode across jurisdictional boundaries. Regional collaboration is needed to advance corridor and incident management strategies. Recognizing the cost-effective opportunity to improve safety and mobility, reduce energy consumption and improve air quality, coalitions have been formed in a variety of ways to engage stakeholders. These stakeholders include Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), city, county and state DOTs, transit agencies, and others. They have joined together to form Regional Traffic Signal Operations Programs (RTSOPs). These programs through operational and institutional agreements facilitate a variety of activities from training and outreach to shared control and coordination of traffic signal systems across state and local jurisdictional boundaries. This study will focus on identifying the strategies, practices, and relationships used to develop and sustain regional traffic signal operations programs. The synthesis will inform stakeholders interested in forming cooperative relationships about current practices, institutional arrangements, agreements and organizational frameworks.

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $35000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Williams, Jon

  • Performing Organizations:

    Transportation Research Board

    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Start Date: 20090701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 22394

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464169
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:37PM