The National Signal Timing Optimization Project has shown that maintaining optimal timing of traffic signals can result in an average savings of 4,500 gallons of gasoline per signal per year. Extrapolating theese results to the estimated 130,000 interconnected signals nationwide yields an estimated annual fuel savings of 585 million gallons of gasoline. The labor intensiveness of the signal retiming activity arises as a result of the need to collect and reduce data for input to computer programs which calculate optimal signal timing.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Kessmann, R W
    • Ross, P
  • Publication Date: 1984-6

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  • Accession Number: 00390123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 383
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM