Traffic Signal Benchmarking

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Value of Participation

Your organization’s response to the Traffic Signal Self-Assessment provides the data needed to develop the 2018 Traffic Signal Benchmarking and State of the Practice Report.  The report will characterize the state of the nation’s traffic signal infrastructure and will broadly assess the capability of organizations to address common transportation goals and objectives. This information is integral to planning for and directing investments in research, guidance, tools and training to advance the state of traffic signal management, operations and maintenance.  Ultimately this resource will support the efforts of professionals in the private and public sector to enhance mobility, safety, efficiency, reliability, and the state of good repair of the nation’s signalized intersections.

Conducting the Self-Assessment

The self-assessment solicits information that should be readily available to professionals involved in the planning, design, operations and maintenance of traffic signals; without the need for special studies or extensive data collection. The assessment has two components:

  1. Benchmarking Survey,
  2. Organizational Assessment.

A small-group exercise, bringing key professionals together, is the best method to conduct the Traffic Signal Benchmarking Self-Assessment. Some suggestions for conducting the self-assessment:

  • Assemble a small group of participants who are the key players in your traffic signal operation and maintenance program.
  • Provide participants with the self-assessment tool in advance so that each may become familiar with the questions, particularly those questions pertaining to his/her role.
  • Ask participants to score the designated section(s) and bring their score sheets with them to the assessment exercise.
  • Consolidate the consensus scores into a single result and return your results for inclusion in the Traffic Signal State of the Practice Report
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