Arterial Management: Traffic Monitoring and Data Collection (Objective Category)

These objectives focus on developing or improving traffic monitoring and data collection on arterials that is necessary for managing arterials through signalization or traveler information.

Associated Objectives and Performance Measures

Objective Performance Measure
Field data collection is conducted either through floating car studies or other methods at least once every Y years on major signalized arterials and X years on minor signalized arterials. Number of field data collection studies performed every Y and X years on major and minor signalized arterials, respectively.
X percent of intersections in the region are equipped and operating with traffic signals that enable real-time monitoring and management of traffic flows by year Y. Percent of intersections in the region equipped and operating with traffic signals that enable real-time monitoring and management of traffic flows.
X percent of major and minor arterials are equipped and operating with arterial link traffic data detection stations (appropriate technology) per Z distance by year Y. Percent of major and minor arterials equipped and operating with arterial link traffic data detection stations (appropriate technology) per Z distance.
X percent of major and minor arterials are equipped and operating with closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras per Z distance by year Y. Percent of major and minor arterials equipped and operating with closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras per Z distance.

Associated Planning Factors and Goals

Planning Factor Goal
G. Promote efficient system management and operation; Improve the efficiency of the surface transportation system

Associated Service Packages

Service Package
DM02: Performance Monitoring
SU05: Location and Time
TM01: Infrastructure-Based Traffic Surveillance
TM02: Vehicle-Based Traffic Surveillance
TM03: Traffic Signal Control
TM04: Connected Vehicle Traffic Signal System
VS12: Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety

Source

Planning for Operations Desk Reference



 
Since the mapping between objectives and service packages is not always straight-forward and often situation-dependent, these mappings should only be used as a starting point. Users should do their own analysis to identify the best service packages for their region.