The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) estimates that traffic signal improvements can reduce travel time by 8 to 25 percent.

Nationwide,United States

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The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) estimates that reduction in travel time from traffic signal improvements range from 8 percent to 25 percent.


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A Toolbox for Alleviating Traffic Congestion and Enhancing Mobility

Author: Meyer, M.

Published By: Institute of Transportation Engineers

Source Date: 1997

EDL Number: 10803

Other Reference Number: Report No. IR-054B



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Metropolitan Areas


traffic signals, adaptive signals, coordinated signals, signal coordination, centralized signal control, signal synchronization, advanced signal control, signal timing optimization, coordinated signal control, advanced signal controller, traffic signal retiming, retiming

Benefit ID: 2000-00070