Integrating an advanced traffic management system and an advanced traveler information system in Oakland County, Michigan increased average speed and reduced the number of stops by 33 percent.

Oakland County,Michigan,United States

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Along with a neighboring county, Oakland County, Michigan, shares the strain of having the highest percentage of single-occupancy-vehicle use in the nation. Developed for Oakland County, FAST-TRAC's mission is to integrate ATMS & ATIS together and to provide synergistic benefits to travelers in the county. The program includes the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS) for signal control, which became operational in Troy, Michigan on June 2, 1992. FAST-TRAC helps to relieve some of the problems experienced by the county, including improving safety, reducing delay, and improved operational efficiency.


Preliminary floating car studies showed a decrease of 33 percent in the number of stops in system corridors, as well as increased average speeds, particularly during off-peak periods.

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Preliminary Findings and Lessons Learned From The Fast-Trac IVHS Program

Author: Barbaresso, James C.

Published By: Road Commission for Oakland County

Source Date: 1994


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traffic signals, adaptive signals

Benefit ID: 2000-00044