Turning Stop Lights into Go Lights
Operation Green Light is a regional effort to improve traffic flow and reduce vehicle emissions.
Operation Green Light works with federal, state and local agencies to develop and implement a system that will coordinate traffic signal timing plans and communication between traffic signal equipment across jurisdictional boundaries. Coordinated signal systems can reduce travel delays on highly congested routes by as much as 17 percent.
The proposed system is being developed in phases. Phase I, started in 2002, provides new communication equipment; replace some signal controllers; supply traffic signal coordination software; and develop and install new timing plans on a network of over 600 intersections in 20 jurisdictions.
Later phases will include a dedicated fiber-optic communications system and a traffic operations center, and will extend the system to approximately 1,500 intersections.
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Want to know more about how the partners are working together to improve traffic flow in Greater Kansas City? [See video]