Posted on October 20, 2010 4:46 PM
Quantifying the Benefits of Coordinated Actuated Traffic Signal Systems
This report, released by the Virginia Transportation Research Council, examines ways to quantify the benefits of coordinated actuated traffic signal systems. The study used before and after data to analyze two performance measures, travel time and stopped delay. It also examined the performance of an adaptive split feature on non-coordinated approaches. The study found that travel times on the coordinated corridor were reduced by 30 percent, but the stopped delay increased on the non-coordinated approaches. The stopped delay for a non-coordinate approach was reduced by 40 percent without impacting the coordinated approaches when the adaptive split feature was added. The study also found a benefit/cost ratio of 461.3 for coordinated actuated traffic signal system compared to the non-coordinated actuated traffic signal system.