Technical Resources

Transportation System Management and Operations Resources

The following is a listing of the most recent publications for this topic.

PUBLICATION TITLE
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Trajectory Based Sensors Relative to Emergent Standards and Safety Applications
Convener: Eric Raamot, Econolite
Jun 17, 2021
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Microscopic Model Calibration State-of-the-Practice: Where are we at?
Conveners: Bill Cisco and Jongsun Wun, PTV
May 27, 2021
ITE VIrtual Drop-In Session: COVID, Counts and Studies - One Year Later, What Do We Need Now?
Convener: Randy McCourt
Mar 9, 2021
Special ITE Virtual Drop-In Session in Recognition of National Traffic Incident Response Week
Convener: Adam Hopps, NOCoE
Nov 11, 2020
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Proactive Safety Analysis
Convener: Andrew Janzen, Street Simplified
Jul 9, 2020
Virtual Drop-In Session: Workforce Development in TSMO
Convener: Patrick Son, NOCoE
Jun 16, 2020
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Integrating TMCs with Emergency Communication Centers
Convener: Pat Noyes, Pat Noyes & Associates
May 21, 2020
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Signals as a Service
Convener: Abbas Mohaddes, Econolite
Apr 9, 2020
An Explanation of Mats Järlström's Extended Kinematic Equation
Since the yellow indication was first added to traffic signals in 1920, the proper interval duration has been robustly debated.1 Seemingly, the timing of the yellow indication appears straightforward. However, determining the illumination interval is quite intricate since it is part of a complex system of physical and human-made laws, technology, and human behavior that all must operate compatibly.
Feb 26, 2020
An Extended Yellow Change Interval Solution Derived from GHM's Critical Distance
The critical distance is the foundation to Gazis, Herman and Maradudin's (GHM) universally adopted minimum yellow traffic signal timing solution presented in their 1960 paper, "The Problem of the Amber Signal Light in Traffic Flow" [1]. However, GHM's (permissive [2]) minimum yellow signal duration is limited in its application since they only accounted for vehicles moving at constant velocity traversing a minimum safe and comfortable stopping distance referenced a level intersection's stopping line, aka GHM's critical distance.
Feb 26, 2020
Guidelines for Determining Traffic Signal Change and Clearance Intervals
ITE has concluded a years-long effort to issue guidance on yellow change and red clearance intervals for signalized intersections. The final version of the Recommended Practice Guidelines for Determining Traffic Signal Change and Clearance Intervals (RP-040B) has been adopted by the ITE International Board of Direction and is now available.1
Feb 26, 2020
Press Release: ITE Releases Recommended Practice for Traffic Signal Change and Clearance Intervals
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) has issued guidance on yellow change and red clearance intervals for signalized intersections. The recommended practice -- Guidelines for Determining Traffic Signal Change and Clearance Intervals -- has been adopted by the ITE International Board of Direction and is now available for purchase.
Feb 26, 2020
Traffic Signal Change and Clearance Intervals: Research Still Needed!
Yellow change and red clearance intervals have been a topic of research for at least the last 60 years. It would be easy to assume that we now know all we need to know about the subject and that the remaining challenge is merely to put what we know into practice. But there is still much about driver behavior at intersections during traffic signal changes that we don't know with certainty or completely understand. During the development of the ITE Guidelines for Determining Traffic Signal Change and Clearance Intervals Recommended Practice, current knowledge, research, and practice in this area was documented, but the following 11 areas of interest were identified where additional study or new research is needed to expand the body of knowledge. Research in these areas would be useful in further refining the concepts and procedures in the ITE Recommended Practice.
Feb 26, 2020
Yellow Change Intervals for Turning Movements Using Basic Kinematic Principles
This discussion will review various models of drivers approaching an intersection in both through and turning lanes and what yellow change interval may be necessary in those situations. It is an extension of the work of Gazis, Herman, and Maradudin's (GHM) in their seminal 1960 paper, "The Problem of the Amber Signal Light in Traffic Flow". GHM proposed the basic protocol used today for setting a minimum yellow change interval for through movements that would provide a motorist with a solvable solution to the stop or go problem encountered when the yellow signal is illuminated.
Feb 26, 2020
Moving Utah's Transportation System into the Future: IntelliMoveUtah
The population of Utah, USA is projected to nearly double by 2050. This projection presents a unique transportation challenge and stresses the need for innovation, collaboration, and long-range planning. In early 2017, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) created a transportation technology engineer position to focus solely on connected vehicles, automated vehicles, and other traffic management technology projects. Building on the success of this role and the projects undertaken, UDOT created an entirely new group, recently renamed the IntelliMoveUtah group, to continue deploying these technologies. UDOT believes that new technologies, including connected and automated vehicles, will help address population growth and leverage this transformation in transportation in safer and more efficient ways.
Sep 1, 2019
Better Perspectives with Big Data in City of Atlanta
Effective Transportation System Management and Operations Using Big Data
Jul 24, 2019
Developments in Signal Performance Measures: Increasing Efficiency & Usability
Effective Transportation System Management and Operations Using Big Data
Jul 24, 2019
FM 1464 ATSPM Pilot Deployment: A Signal Optimization and Maintenance Perspective
Effective Transportation System Management and Operations Using Big Data
Jul 24, 2019
Providing Real-Time Connected Vehicle Data Over the Internet
Effective Transportation System Management and Operations Using Big Data
Jul 24, 2019
National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE)
National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE)
Aug 7, 2018