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Latest from the Transportation Research Board on Traffic Signal Systems

In an effort to operate the transportation system more effectively, traffic signal practitioners have often looked to research to improve the way we are timing traffic signals. In this session, you will be exposed to the latest research that is changing practices and operations procedures. The efforts of research have been put into practice for automating traffic signal performance measures. This session focuses on the emerging measures with an emphasis on looking to the future technology applications that might further enhance our industry’s response to our multimodal transportation system.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify research trends in traffic signals including Connected Vehicle infrastructure, signal timing, and Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures
  • Recognize that emerging technology may change traffic signal equipment standards
  • Determine how local agencies can implement research to improve practice.
Peter Koonce, Division Manager, Signals, Street Lighting, and ITS, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Portland, OR

  • Jamie Mackey, Statewide Signal Engineer, Utah Department of Transportation, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Kevin Balke, Research Lead, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, College Station, Texas
  • Ed Smaglik, Associate Professor, Norther Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Christopher Day, Senior Research Scientist, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN