Events / Meetings

Smart City Approaches to Traffic Signal Preemption & Priority: The Vendor Perspective

When: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Webinar Description:

This webinar will highlight approaches to traffic signal preemption and priority that are emerging in the Smart City/Internet of Things (IoT) era. Implementation of centralized applications have been burdened in the past with low bandwidth communications common in older cities. Traditional traffic signal systems were built to limit the need for always on communication, but the availability of lower cost cellular and other connectivity options present new opportunities for delivering improved service to first responders and transit agencies. In this webinar, you will learn about several ways vendors are attacking the problem. A short presentation by each company will follow a facilitated Q & A session by the moderator Peter Koonce, City of Portland.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clearly define what the difference between preemption and priority in a traffic signal system.
  • Describe choices agencies make when deciding which emergency vehicle types receive preemption.
  • Identify emerging trends in traffic signal systems that will enable agencies to consider centralized emergency vehicle preemption and transit signal priority.
  • Describe lessons learned implementing transit signal priority and preemption.


  • Chad Mack | Global Traffic Technologies, St. Paul, MN, USA
  • Patrick Marnell | Q-Free ASA, Portland, OR, USA
  • Ryan Saville | Transcore, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Who Should Attend this Webinar:

  • Traffic engineers
  • Innovation leaders
  • ITS professionals

ITE Members: $99.00
Non-Members: $149.00

This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.0 PDH credits, and a certificate of completion.