Upcoming Webinar on Regional Traffic Signal Operations Programs
April 20, 2010
This webinar will explore the process of funding projects to implement, manage, operate, and maintain regional traffic signal systems. The FHWA will provide an overview of how the planning process might be engaged to identify common objectives among planners and traffic signal operators to sustain the resources needed for effective regional traffic signal operations programs. Examples of how this process has been successfully implemented will be provided by key stakeholders from the Portland, Oregon, and Faro-Moorhead Metropolitan Areas. The speakers for the webinar are:
Lorrie Lau & Egan Smith (FHWA) – Planning/Funding Traffic Management and Operations
Deena Platman (Metro - Portland, Oregon) – Planning and Funding Traffic Signal Management and Operations in the Portland Metropolitan Area
Wade Kline (Fargo-Moorhead COG) – Action Planning for Traffic Signal Operations in the Fargo-Moorhead Metro Area
Webinar - Planning and Funding Regional Traffic Signal Operations Programs
Date - April 28, 2010
Time - 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST
Registration – Web Conferencing
What is a Regional Traffic Signal Operations Program?
A Regional Traffic Signal Operations Program is a program that provides regional partners a formal framework to collectively manage the signal system performance for efficiency and consistency. A key benefit of a regional program is the development of projects that are of a magnitude that they can be included in a regional or state transportation improvement program (TIP). There are many benefits to the development of a regional traffic signal management and operations program including agency and user benefits where planners, engineers, and operators can provide an effective and efficient traffic signal system to the public and also provide higher levels of customer service without increasing costs. Additionally, by sustaining collaboration, regional operators can demonstrate to the public and elected officials that progress is being made on community goals, which then can be leveraged for future funding. Agencies and jurisdictions within a region that use a common framework for developing and establishing expectations, managing resources, and building relationships will result in more successful systems both individually and region-wide.