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Operation Green Light. Reggie Chandra, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE. Manager of Traffic Operations, MARC. What is Operation Green Light?. Operation Green Light is a project to improve the coordination of traffic signals on major routes throughout the Kansas City area. Kansas City. 1.7 million people

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operation green light

Operation Green Light

Reggie Chandra, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE

Manager of Traffic Operations, MARC

what is operation green light
What is Operation Green Light?

Operation Green Light is a project to improve the coordination of traffic signals on major routes throughout the Kansas City area.

kansas city
Kansas City
  • 1.7 million people
  • 3800 Sq. Miles
  • 8 Counties
  • 115 cities
  • 2 states
operation green light mission1
Reduce:

Air Pollution

Vehicle Stops

Operation Green Light: Mission
operation green light mission2
Reduce:

Air Pollution

Vehicle Stops

Delays

Operation Green Light: Mission
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Operation Green Light: Mission

Reduce:

  • Air Pollution
  • Vehicle Stops
  • Delays
  • Driver Frustration
operation green light mission4
Operation Green Light: Mission

Reduce:

  • Air Pollution
  • Vehicle Stops
  • Delays
  • Driver Frustration &
  • Fuel Consumption
context of peer to peer visit
Context of Peer-to-Peer Visit
  • Explore and research best practices in traffic signal timing optimization
  • Lessons learned by other cities
  • Deploy best traffic signal optimization techniques in Kansas City area
operation green light vision
Operation Green Light: Vision

Seamless Transportation System without Jurisdictional Boundaries

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Operation Green Light Strategy

Communication

Networks

Cooperative

Relationships

Upgrade

Hardware

Regionally Optimized

Signal Timing

project structure

Policy

Technical

Project Structure

MARC Board

Traffic

Engineers

Public Works

Directors

Technical

Committee

Steering

Committee

Procurement

Workgroup

User’s

Group

Traffic Engineers/

Signal Technicians

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BRW &

Lee Engineering

: Technical

Feasibility

Study

  • Technical Challenges
  • Challenges Related to Multi-jurisdictional Cooperation

Sheila Shockey:

Internal

Consensus

Process

project challenges
OPERATIONS

MANAGEMENT

Project Challenges

Technical

Challenges,

Project

Management

Inter-Agency

Cooperation

project challenges technical
Variety of Field Controllers

Out-dated Technology

Lack of Interconnect between Controllers

Not Enough Resources

Project Challenges: Technical
project challenges technical1
Variety of Field Controllers

Out-dated Technology

Lack of Interconnect between Controllers

Not Enough Resources

Central System

Software

Upgrade

Upgrade

Provide:

Personnel

Funds (14 Million in Phase 1

47 Million in latter Phases)

Project Challenges: Technical
project challenges inter agency cooperation1
20 Cities, 2 States

Technology

Philosophy

Mistrust

Fear

Turfism

Project Challenges: Inter-Agency Cooperation

Training,

Equipment Upgrades

Training,

Pilot Projects,

Flexibility

Systems Engineering,

Management Principles

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Partnership for a Regional Communication Infrastructure

Member Cities

Member DOTS

Public Safety

Fire Stations

benefits travel time
Benefits: Travel Time
  • Morning Peak – 26% reduction (74 sec)
  • Noon Peak – 37% reduction (137 sec)
  • $.44 savings per trip
benefits travel speed
Benefits: Travel Speed
  • Morning Peak – increased by 33%
  • Noon Peak – Increased by 58%
benefits fuel consumption
Benefits: Fuel Consumption
  • Morning Peak – 18% reduction
  • Noon Peak – 26% reduction
  • $0.05 savings per trip
benefits vehicle emissions
Benefits: Vehicle Emissions
  • Morning Peak – 19% reduction
  • Noon Peak – 26% reduction
benefits vehicle stops
Benefits: Vehicle Stops
  • Morning Peak – 64% reduction
  • Noon Peak – 73% reduction
  • $0.14 savings per trip
daily annual savings
Daily/Annual Savings

*Assuming that 25,000 vehicles are impacted daily.

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Operation Green Light
  • Project Update
  • The Future
partnerships
Partnerships
  • KC SCOUT
  • Emergency Management System
maintenance issues
Maintenance Issues
  • Cooperative Relationships
  • Traffic Signal Timing
  • Communication Network
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