Traffic Signal Coordination

NYSDOT bringing ITS to Hudson Valley
News November 30, 2018
New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Acting Commissioner Paul A. Karas announced that construction is underway on two projects in the Hudson Valley. The first project will install intelligent transportation system (ITS) equipment on roadways in the Hudson Valley, while the second...
Real-time adaptive signals aiding traffic flow in Pima County, Az.
News November 15, 2018
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) installed an adaptive signal timing system this past summer in Pima County to improve traffic flow on S.R. 77 (Oracle Road), the primary north-south route connecting Tucson and Oro Valley, which handles about 60,000 vehicles per day.   Thus far,...
traffic signal systems
News September 20, 2018
The Norwalk Common Council in Connecticut this month authorized Mayor Harry Rilling to execute data-sharing agreements with Traffic Technology Services, Inc., Connected Signals, Inc., and Live Traffic Data Corp. “to share real-time traffic signal information in exchange for autonomous information...
traffic signal upgrades
News July 13, 2018
Gov. Tom Wolf announced yesterday that 70 municipalities in the state of Pennsylvania will receive more than $31 million to support traffic signal upgrades, increasing safety and mobility across the state's communities.   "This is the fourth round of funding disbursed to support increased safety...
Solar-powered traffic pads will manage traffic at Florida intersections
News August 04, 2017
Solar-powered traffic pads have been added on Lake Mary Boulevard in Lake Mary, Fla., and are about to be tested at a couple other intersections.   The traffic pads made by a Sanford company are designed to keep track of traffic and talk to traffic engineers in real time. The designers said more...
PennDOT creates new web app for traffic signal management
News August 03, 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has created a new web application with a pre-populated database that consolidates information about 8,700 traffic signals located on state routes.   The one-stop electronic information warehouse will make it easier for PennDOT, municipalities...
Sunnyvale, Calif., benefits from $250K Google donation
News March 31, 2016
Sunnyvale's traffic lights will receive a software update thanks in part to Google. Traffic lights around the city of Sunnyvale, Calif., will be installed with new advanced traffic management central software, as a result of Google’s donation of $250,000 to help fund the project.   The city...
Article February 19, 2016
The city of Bellevue, Wash., is booming, with rapid growth in both residency and jobs.    Located 10 miles east of Seattle, the city’s population now stands at 135,000, with more than 140,000 jobs. By 2035, Bellevue is expected to grow by about 30,200 people, 52,000 jobs and 15,800 housing units....
Article May 05, 2015
Adaptive signal-control technology (ASCT) describes any system that collects traffic detector data, evaluates traffic-signal performance and then updates signal timing in response to that evaluation.   As part of the Every Day Counts initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) actively...
News October 10, 2013
The Pikes Peak Area Council of Government was approved to receive more than $275,000 to install advanced detection devices at nearly 40% of traffic signalized intersections in Colorado Springs, Colo.  About $190,000 will come from federal funding.   The advanced detection devices use radars to...
News September 24, 2013
New software for the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) high-tech traffic signals is helping the department better measure traffic patterns, with deployment of the updated technology in progress at 50 intersections across the state.   The SMART Signal system (Systematic Monitoring of...
Article May 08, 2013
In 2010, the town of Mount Pleasant, S.C., implemented an adaptive traffic-control system in conjunction with ongoing improvements to U.S. Rte. 17. The purpose of the system was to improve traffic flow and minimize driver delays both during and after construction. HDR provided the design plans and...
News April 09, 2013
A new Controlled Traffic Signal System (CTSS) will form the centerpiece of a series of measures implemented by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to improve traffic flow on S.R. 22 in Somerset and Union counties, the department announced last week.   The CTSS will allow NJDOT to...
News May 14, 2012
The city of Tallahassee, Fla., and surrounding Alachua County are nearing completion on a new traffic management system that allows remote monitoring of traffic patterns and control of traffic signals.   The project began in 2004 as part of an agreement between officials at the city, county and...
News December 30, 2011
A Texas town’s traffic management system is getting a major upgrade in 2012, according to kcbd.com.   Lubbock, Texas, is embarking on a $4.7-million, two-year bond project that will provide desperately needed updates to software and roads. Public Works Director Marsha Reed said that the project...
Article January 26, 2010
Unnecessary delays and congestion result in wasted fuel and needless creation of greenhouse gases. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates that more than 75% of the country’s 330,000 traffic signals are operating with outdated or uncoordinated signal-timing plans. Adaptive traffic-...
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