Signal Performance Measures Pilot Implementation
|Keywords:||Transportation Operations, Traffic Signals, Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures|
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is interested in finding a solution to typical traffic signal system concerns using new high-resolution signal controller data and performance measurement techniques. The strategy for this project was to implement two corridors in the state of Michigan with data logging controllers and implement the Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measure (ATSPM) software developed by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). The ATSPM software and data from this platform were used to evaluate and optimize the two corridors and then monitor the performance of the corridors over time. An assessment was then performed to determine the potential cost to deploy such a system on Michigan roadways and to estimate the benefit it may provide to MDOT and roadway users. Recommendations were then made to MDOT on how to proceed with the deployment and development of this technology.