Fuel consumption fell by 5.7 percent, hydrocarbons declined by 3.7 percent, and carbon monoxide emissions were reduced by 5.0 percent when an adaptive signal control system was implemented in Toronto, Canada.

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 a 5.7 percent average decrease in fuel consumption, a 3.7 percent average decrease in hydrocarbons, and a 5.0 percent average decrease in carbon monoxide emissions.


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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Typical Deployment Locations

Metropolitan Areas


traffic signals, adaptive signals

Benefit ID: 2000-00062