Real-Time Traffic Signal System Performance Measurement

The primary objective of the proposed research is to identify and develop metrics, guidelines, and deployment strategies necessary to conduct real-time monitoring of traffic signal performance based on existing infrastructure resources and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) needs. This research is especially important for New Jersey (NJ) with the deployment of Control Traffic Signal Systems (CTSS) and the establishment of the Arterial Management Center (AMC). This study’s primary objective is twofold: 1) how to utilize existing field data and equipment to establish Signal Performance Measures (SPMs) for real-time monitoring, and 2) what additional data and equipment may be employed to generate additional SPMs while automating the real-time traffic signal monitoring process.