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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 mission

Reduce:

Air Pollution

Operation Green Light: Mission


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


Operation green light mission3
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


Operation green light strategy
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 cooperation

20 Cities, 2 States

Technology

Philosophy

Mistrust

Fear

Turfism

Project Challenges: Inter-Agency Cooperation


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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Communication Infrastructure

Water Tanks

Towers


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Partnership for a Regional Communication Infrastructure

Member Cities

Member DOTS

Public Safety

Fire Stations




Pilot signal optimization project

City of Olathe, KS

8 Signals

2 Miles

ADT 50,000 VPD

Pilot Signal Optimization Project




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


Reggie chandra 816 853 5353 reggie@proengg com
Reggie Chandra816-853-5353reggie@proengg.com