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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Advanced Traffic Signal Control Algorithms

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-10-0009
Project Abstract:

Highway congestion is largely caused by the inefficiency with which the roadway network capacity is managed. Traffic signals are the mechanism for managing arterial network capacity, yet the control of traffic signals has not significantly changed over the past several decades, despite rapid and profound changes in electronics, sensors and communication technologies, and software. The main impediment to improvements in traffic signal systems has been the limited ability of available fixed-point detectors to measure the true state of the traffic network and its response to signal changes.

Goals

The goal of this project is to develop advanced signal control strategies based on connected vehicle data, i.e., real-time information on a vehicle's location, speed, and characteristics, as well as communication to the signal control infrastructure.

Research HUB ID:
7890
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$1,499,605.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
Laboratory:
  • Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory
FHWA Program Area:
  • Exploratory Advanced Research
FHWA Activity:
  • Intersections

Contact Information

Team:
Technical Direction
Office:
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDO-2

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Operations Research and Development
Contact Role:
Partner: Lead

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Operations Research and Development
Contact Role:
Project Contact

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
University of California, Berkeley

Partners and Other Sponsor/Managing/Performing Organizations

Organization Role:
Partner: Advisory
Organization:
California Department of Transportation