Traffic Signals

Never underestimate the crucial importance of signal placement and timing. The Traffic Signal Channel features articles, news, products and commentary concerning the development and institution of traffic signal systems and their role in overall transportation and transit planning.

Labor's Legacy in downtown Detroit, honoring the city's 300th anniversary in 2001.
News | June 07,2018

Yesterday boasted a full schedule of sessions, tech demonstrations, and chatter on the expo floor.

The first full day of the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit has come and gone, and with it some interesting stuff and also some undue frustration.
News | June 06,2018

The first full day of the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit has come and gone, and with it some interesting stuff and also some undue frustration.

smart traffic signals
News | May 09,2018

That technology will allow the county’s traffic control center to interact with traffic signals and cameras along local roads

Miovision Orange County
Feature | Kurtis McBride | May 02,2018

Orange County, Fla., improving travel times and public safety with connected intersections

Active traffic management signage debuts on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas
News | March 06,2018

Signage goes live today on U.S. 95 near the Spaghetti Bowl

bus communication systems
News | February 15,2018

UTA buses in Salt Lake City will be equipped with systems to communicate with traffic signals

traffic signal systems
News | February 07,2018

The new technology will improve traffic signals at intersections across the city

U.S. DOT
News | October 03,2017

Last week, the department made $40 million in ER funds available to help restore transportation infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Maria

North Avenue Smart Corridor
News | September 14,2017

The North Avenue Smart Corridor Demonstration project will launch today in the city

crosswalk traffic signal
Feature | Sara Khosravi | September 11,2017

Assistive technology lets pedestrians communicate with traffic signals and cars using smartphones in connected-vehicle environments

I-90 SmartRoad
News | September 05,2017

The agency partnered with Pace Bus Service to implement SmartRoad technology and a flex lane for transit on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway

Seattle installs protected bike lanes downtown
News | September 01,2017

The lanes are going into two of the city’s busiest streets, in response to increased bike traffic and commuter demand

Hurricane Harvey aftermath in Houston
News | August 29,2017

A number of roads and transit services are expected to remain closed until later this week

Bus stop demonstration
Feature | Kelly Palframan, Ph.D. | August 16,2017

Using connected-vehicle technology to improve school bus safety

Solar-powered traffic pads will manage traffic at Florida intersections
News | August 04,2017

The traffic pads have been added on Lake Mary Boulevard and will be tested at a couple other intersections

Boston on cusp of algorithm-based light system management
News | July 03,2017

Program is presently in the design phase, study is being conducted

Michigan DOT, GM collaborate on smart signal technology
News | May 26,2017

The partnership is intended to create smarter, safer traffic signals in Macomb County

Intelligent Transportations Systems
News | March 28,2017

The $1.35 million intelligent transportation system was recently installed at nine intersections along the three-mile stretch of road in McCandless

Fremont, Calif., got caught doing something shady
News | February 13,2017

Documents show city boosted red-light camera profit $200,000 per month by shortening yellow time

Light-rail vehicles operate in an exclusive right-of-way adjacent to vehicular traffic, except at intersections where they operate on shared right-of-way controlled by signals.
Feature | Jay Yenerich | February 08,2017

Traffic signal prioritization and successes in Phoenix

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