A bus priority system on a major arterial in Portland, Oregon reduced bus travel times by five to eight percent.

July 1994
Portland,Oregon,United States

Summary Information

Portland, Oregon, has integrated a bus priority system on a major arterial. By allowing buses to either extend green time or shorten red time by only a few seconds, bus journey times were reduced 5 percent to 8 percent.


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Bus Priority at Traffic Signals in Portland: The Powell Boulevard Pilot Project

Author: Kloos, W., et al.

Published By: ITS Compendium of Technical Papers

Source Date: July 1994


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Related Metropolitan Integration Links

Link 16a: Transit Management to Arterial Management

Typical Deployment Locations

Metropolitan Areas


bus priority, traffic signals, TSP

Benefit ID: 2000-00006