Split, Cycle, and Offset Optimization Technique--or SCOOT--is a third generation adaptive signal control system that was developed in the United Kingdom and introduced in the early 1980s. SCOOT evolved from the TRANSYT method of optimizing signal plans. This article describes SCOOT and the improvements to the system since its introduction. The application of SCOOT worldwide is outlined and its future contribution to North America traffic management is discussed. A test implementation of SCOOT is planned for Anaheim, California. The project will assess the degree of expertise required for installation and seek to quantify the hidden installation costs. Thus far, traffic engineers have found SCOOT to be familiar and user-friendly to install and maintain, but the database lacks accessibility.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Martin, P T
    • Hockaday, SLM
  • Publication Date: 1995-1


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00712716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 16 1995 12:00AM