Traffic congestion is a major problem in cities of all sizes.
This report describes how some relatively simple, low-cost adjustments to a traffic signal system can reduce traffic congestion and lead to big payoffs in time savings, environmental benefits, and safety. The report is organized in the following seven chapters: (1) Traffic Signals: Tools for Improving Safety and Traffic Flow; (2) Simple Strategies with Big Payoffs; (3) How Traffic Signals Work; (4) When Is a Signal Needed?; (5) Traffic Signal Maintenance; (6) Legal Aspects; and (7) Funding Traffic Signal Improvements.
Source Organization Location
Operations Area of Practice
- Regional Traffic Signal Operations & Program Management
- Traffic Signal Timing
Organizational Capability Element
- Arterial Traffic Control Device Operations
- Case Studies & Lessons Learned
Role in Organization
- Associate Engineer
- Manager / First Line Supervisor
- Senior Engineer
- Senior Manager
- Available Tools