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Recording: Signs and Signals - Innovations That Work

Session participants learn about several innovative applications of traffic control devices aimed at improving transportation safety and operations for all users. Experimental overhead bicycle signals, gap-out signal timing strategies, state of the art updates for dynamic message signs will be discussed, as well as an overview on how automated vehicle location (AVL) is being used to measure and improve signal performance.
Learning Objectives:
  • Explain several innovative applications of traffic signals and signs to improve transportation safety and operations for users
  • Understand the results of research and practical applications of several innovative traffic signal and signing applications
  • Recognize how automated vehicle location can be used to measure and improve signal performance
Facilitator:
Kyle Othmer, Sales Director, Miovision, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Speakers:
  • Experimental Bicycle Signals on Washington Avenue: A Pilot Project
    Scott Poska, Senior Professional Engineer, City of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN;
    Nathan Ellingson
    , Project Manager – Design, Hennepin County, Medina, MN
    Mike McCurdy, Senior Traffic Engineer, Alliant Engineering, Inc., Minneapolis, MN
  • Benefits of Allowing Coordinated Phases to “Gap-out”, Our Local Experience
    Jinsong Qi, Traffic Signal Operations Engineer, City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Updating of the MUTCD for State of the Art Dynamic Message Signs
    Ransford McCourt, Principal, DKS Associates, Portland, OR
  • Utilizing Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) Trajectories to Monitor and Improve Signal Performance
    Stephen Remias, Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI; Jonathan Waddell, Student Research Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

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