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2005 NATIONAL REPORT CARD

NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS COALITION

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2007 Traffic Signal Operation Self Assessment


Welcome to the Traffic Signal Operation Self Assessment Web site. The self assessment and other related materials are now available for free download. This effort is sponsored by the National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC) in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration. National Transportation Operations Coalition

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Assessments included in the 2007 National Traffic Signal Report Card were due by December 29, 2006. However, this assessment can be used at any time to grade the performance of your system.

The 2007 traffic signal operation self-assessment is part of the 2nd National Traffic Signal Report Card, a national effort to bring more attention to the need for additional investment in traffic signal operations.  The first National Traffic Signal Report Card was released in 2005 and received extensive media attention.  While the national score was D-, media coverage and press materials focused on the need for additional resources to support traffic signal operation.

The 2007 traffic signal operation self-assessment has been updated to reflect comments received following the original self-assessment and to provide a new section on timing practices.  However, the results from the 2007 self-assessment will allow for some comparison to the results of the previous version so that agencies can gauge changes over time.  It is expected that the traffic signal operation self-assessment will continue to be released about every two years.

The Traffic Signal Operation Self Assessment is intended for any agency with responsibility for the operation and maintenance of traffic signals and can be completed in about one hour with input from key staff responsible for traffic signal operations. No data collection is required. 

The traffic signal operation self-assessment is part of a national effort to bring more attention to the need for additional investment in traffic signal operations. Traffic signal systems are historically under funded and are one of the first areas to be cut in tight budget times. However, investment in traffic signal operations is one of the most cost effective means to improve transportation system operation. 

The self-assessment gives agencies a tool to help them understand opportunities for improving their own policies and practices. 

If you experience problems downloading the self assessment, please contact Tatiana Richey on ITE’s staff at 202-785-0060 extension 604. 

The Traffic Signal Self Assessment was developed and is managed by participating members of the NTOC including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), American Public Works Association (APWA), ITS America, IMSA and ITE.


This self assessment was developed by an action team of the NTOC. 
Associations participating in this action team include:

Institute of Transportation Engineers

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Federal Highway Administration

American Public Works Association

IMSA

Intelligent Transportation Society of America