Transit Signal Prioritization (TSP) and RTS RTS Transit Signal Priority Work Group. A Path to Successful Implementation. September 18, 2013. Agenda. Review of Technical Memorandum 1: Goals , Objectives, and Needs Assessment for Rapid Transit System (RTS) Transit Signal Priority Next Steps
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Transit Signal Prioritization (TSP) and RTSRTS Transit Signal Priority Work Group
A Path to Successful Implementation
September 18, 2013
Table of Contents
Source: TSP Handbook
Active TSPis conditional priority, not to be confused with Emergency Vehicle Preemption which is unconditional priority
Countywide – Current Ops
Within RTS – Ops
Future service in tandem with RTS ROW and other priority treatments
How should RTS, Express, Local & peak in or out be given priority?
Corridors from County Transit Functional Master Plan
What service gets priority when there are multiple requests?
Should RTS service get additional priority?
Should signals be coordinated for RTS vehicle flow?
How often should priority be granted?
New Signal treatment Options:
Transit only phase
Stakeholder Needs/Concerns (See Handout)
Back Up Slides
Traffic Signals 101
Cycle length is sensitive to many factors including coordination with adjacent signals; time of day; volume demand, and vehicle detection (e.g. loops)
Benefits of TSP
Improve travel time reliability and schedule, reduce delay and reduce emissions, may increase ridership
Waiting at Traffic Signals represents an average of 15% of a bus’s trip time1.
Cause of signal delay include:
1. (“Overview of Transit Signal Priority.” ITS America, 2004)