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Performance Management of Traffic Signal Systems

PROGRAM AREA: Design and Traffic Operations
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
2 Days
1.2 Units
$500 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


Note: This course will offer special pricing to the following groups: Local Agencies - $75.00 per person; State DOT's - $200.00 per person. The reduced prices are being provided by the FHWA Office of Operations.

Performance Management of Traffic Signal Systems is a two-day course that provides a systematic approach for selecting, developing and reporting meaningful performance measures that are integral to an objectives and performance based approach to traffic signal system management, operation and maintenance. This course explores stakeholder expectations to support development of linkages between measures of effectiveness and agency objectives. Current methods for data collection, data management, development and reporting of performance measures will be discussed and explored through interactive exercises.

Many agencies perform project-level performance assessments intended to quantify: 1) the degree to which an operational problem might exist, and/or 2) the user benefits associated with deploying a new traffic signal timing plan or implementing a new treatment at an intersection or in a corridor. Generally, these assessments consist of analytical studies and/or field studies. While important, these assessments are often limited in scope and provide only cursory insight into the overall effectiveness of traffic signal program activities in the context of agency mission, goals, and objectives.

The goal of this course is to assist agencies in the development and implementation of a process for measuring and communicating the performance and effectiveness of traffic signal systems, both at the project and program level.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Engage stakeholders
  • Document stakeholder objectives and resources
  • Select measures of effectiveness (MOEs)
  • Develop a strategy for performance measurements
  • Incorporate performance measure into day-to-day operations
  • Track performance
  • Report outcomes


Professionals involved in the design, management, operation or maintenance of traffic signal systems. This includes design engineers, operations engineers and technicians (advanced) of state/local agencies, consultants, and FHWA Operations staff.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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