Traffic Signal Timing Optimization Program (TSTOP)

RPS performed signal timing optimization and implementation of improved traffic signal timings at 225 traffic signals along 19 arterial corridors as part of the Mayor’s initiative to retime traffic signals in Houston. Also, signal timing optimization for 88 signals was completed in the southwest area of Houston along approximately 13 corridors.

The work was done in accordance with the City of Houston and Texas Department of Transportation’s standards and specifications. The project included signal and roadway field inventory and traffic data collection, and compliance with all ADA, federal, state and local criteria. As part of TSTOP, RPS developed the internet web page to convey information to the public. 

Timeline

  • 2006

    Start Date

  • 2008

    Completion Date

1 /02
2006

Start Date

2008

Completion Date

Key Details

Project Name

Traffic Signal Timing Optimization Program (TSTOP)

Sector

Roads

Client

  • City of Houston

Location

  • Houston, Texas, USA

Services Provided

  • Civil engineering
  • Transport planning

Challenge

Improve the mobility of heavily traveled corridors throughout the City of Houston.

Houston signal (NAM) (NAM).jpg

Solution

Modify the timing of the traffic signals using analysis and modeling to improve the flow of traffic.