Benefit

The Texas Traffic Light Synchronization Program reduced delay by 23 percent by updating traffic signal control equipment and optimizing signal timing on a previously coordinated arterial.

Texas Traffic Light Synchronization Program


October 2005
Statewide; Texas; United States


Summary Information

The effectiveness of a given traffic signal control improvement project depends largely on the control methods already in use prior to project implementation. The potential for improvement is greater for systems that have a more primitive base condition.

The Texas Traffic Light Synchronization program reduced delay by 23 percent by updating traffic signal control equipment and optimizing signal timing on a previously coordinated arterial (with or without new equipment).

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Source

Traffic Control Systems Handbook

Author: Gordon, Robert L., and Warren Tighe

Published By: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT

Source Date: October 2005

Other Reference Number: Report No. FHWA-HOP-06-006


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Goal Areas

Mobility

Typical Deployment Locations

Metropolitan Areas

Keywords

coordinated signals, signal coordination, centralized signal control, signal synchronization, traffic signals, advanced signal control, signal timing optimization, coordinated signal control, advanced signal controller, traffic signal retiming, retiming

Benefit ID: 2007-00322