In Toronto, Canada, an adaptive signal control system reduced travel time by 8 percent, decreased delay by 17 percent, and reduced vehicle stops by 22 percent.

Spring 1995

Summary Information

Beginning in September of 1990, the SCOOT system implemented in Toronto, Canada covered three signal networks encompassing 75 signalized intersections.


An on-street evaluation conducted from May-June 1993 found an eight percent average decrease in travel time, a 22 percent average decrease in vehicle stops, and a 17 percent average decrease in vehicle delay.


See also:
ITS Technology Meeting Municipal Needs - The Toronto Experience, November 1999.

Transit Signal Priority: A Comparison of Recent and Future Implementations, August 2000.

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SCOOT in Toronto

Published By: Traffic Technology

Source Date: Spring 1995


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Metropolitan Areas


traffic signals, adaptive signals

Benefit ID: 2007-00385