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									    Regional Traffic Operators Committee
                        February 23rd

                  ITE/IMSA Joint Conference




         Stephanie Rossi, Puget Sound Regional Council
         Aileen McManus, King County Traffic Engineering
         Jill MacKay, IBI Group




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    Presentation Outline

       RTOC Background: Stephanie Rossi
       Regional Concept of Operations: Jill MacKay
       Regional ITS Implantation Plan: Aileen McManus
       Next Steps
       Questions




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          Puget Sound
    Regional Traffic Operators
           Committee

         Stephanie Rossi, PSRC




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        Moving towards Regional Operations

    •Regional transportation
    financial constraints & public’s
    frustration
    •2006 NTOC Traffic Signal
    Report Card: D- grade for
    entire USA
    •Spurred local, FHWA
    interest, led to regional
    assessment – completed
    11/06
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    Puget Sound Regional Signal Review

                             “Build stronger
                           regional leadership”

                           Also need Regional:
                           • Funding
                           • Information Sharing
                           • Training
                           • Performance
                              Monitoring
                           • Uniformity Guidance


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    Regional Traffic Operations Committee
    (RTOC)
       Puget Sound Regional Council
        Committee
       Promoting a collaborative approach
        to regional traffic operations with
        emphasis on:
        –   Traffic signal coordination;
        –   Intelligent Transportation Systems
            (ITS)
        –   Regional traffic operations (arterial &
            freeway)




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     RTOC
     Membership
     Summary

        Participants include
         King, Pierce,
         Snohomish, and Kitsap
         County, WSDOT,
         FHWA and over 30
         local jurisdictions.
        Liaisons from transit,
         freight and emergency
         management
        Reports to the Puget
         Sound Regional
         Council Transportation
         Policy Board



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     Why Regional Coordination?
     Facts:
     • Arterials cross jurisdictional
     boundaries

     • Arterials carry approximately
     50% of the region’s Vehicle
     Miles Traveled (VMT)

     • Most jurisdictions maintain
     and operate their own signals
     on these arterials.

     • Revising signal timing in one
     jurisdiction affects traffic flow in
     the next.
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     Regional Coordination Issues


      Jurisdictions have varying:
        • Operational Standards
        • Maintenance standards
        • Operational budgets
        • Signal controllers
         (equipment and software varies)
        • Staffing levels
        • Staffing Expertise
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     Regional Coordination Issues


      Operating expenses can be
       lacking for:
        •   Signal timing plans
        •   Timing plan implementation
        •   Real time Monitoring
        •   Timing plan updates



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        RTOC Projects Underway

     Regional Concept of Transportation Operations:
     Primary focus is on regional coordination of signal
     operations.

     Outcomes:
     – Strategies for developing a regional signal
       coordination program: administration, funding,
       operations and maintenance,
     – Memorandum of Agreement template to streamline
       future projects.




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         RTOC Projects Underway
     Regional Intelligent Transportation Systems
     Implementation Plan (RITSIP): Joint vision for
     investments across jurisdictional and institutional
     boundary lines.

     Outcomes:
     – Multijurisdictional, corridor-based approach,
     – Agreement on key arterial corridors,
     – Regional high-priority project list,
     – Cooperation in pursuing funding, project
       implementation, and operations




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     Regional Concept of Operations
              Jill McKay, IBI Group




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     What is an RCTO?

                Regional Concept of
             Transportation Operations

           “A management tool to assist in
       planning and implementing management
             and operations strategies in a
         collaborative and sustained manner”

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     What are characteristics of an RCTO?

        Program based, not project based
        Strategies, not technologies
        Emphasis on performance measures
        Geographical scope may vary
        Specific to a given functional area




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     What other jurisdictions have
     implemented an RCTO?

     Framework:
        –   Maricopa County (Phoenix), AZ
        –   Bay Area, CA
     Pilot Cities:
        –   Portland, OR: Traveler Information & Incident Management
        –   Detroit, MI: Freeway & Arterial Operations
        –   Tucson, AZ: Arterial Operations, Traveler Information,
            Work Zone Management
        –   Hampton Roads, VA: Incident Management


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     What is the approach for the Puget
     Sound Region?

        Focus on Arterial Signal Operations
        Develop Operational Strategy for RITSIP
         Projects
        Emphasis on Coordination, Communication
         and Demonstrable Benefits




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     Vision, Mission, Goals, Objectives and
     Performance Measures (oh my)

     Vision:
     “An efficient, safe, reliable, environmentally-sensitive
       and seamless surface transportation system,
       brought about through inter-agency coordination and
       partnerships in the Puget Sound Region.”
     Mission:
     “The RTOC seeks to collaboratively apply advanced
       technologies and transportation management
       techniques to operate, maintain and integrate a
       regionally-coordinated freeway and arterial network.”

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     How will we get there?

        Best (“better”) Practices
         –   Monroe County, NY
         –   Denver Region COG
         –   Pima COG
         –   Metropolitan Washington COG
         –   SE Michigan COG




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     How will we get there?

     Regional Strategy for Arterial Corridor Operations

        Signal Timing Guidelines
         –   Overall Approach
         –   Timing Plan Development and Maintenance
        Relationships and Procedures
         –   Agreements
         –   Off Hours Operations
         –   Incidents
         –   Implementation, Evaluation and Updates
         –   Transit, Freight, Emergency Management Coordination


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     How will we get there?

        Next Steps and Resource Arrangements
         –   Near term implementation plan for RITSIP
             projects
        Memorandum of Agreement
         –   MOA template to facilitate and streamline
             interagency agreements




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     Regional ITS Implementation Plan


      Aileen McManus: King County DOT
      Co-Chair: Regional Traffic Operations
      Committee




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     Regional ITS Implementation Plan

        Background
        RITSIP Deliverables
        RITSIP Corridors
        RITSIP Corridor Attributes
        Next Steps




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     Regional ITS Implementation Plan
     Background:
      Many jurisdictions are implementing ITS
       improvements within their jurisdiction
      Individual ITS Strategic or Implementation
       Plans
      Large ITS projects in the region: Active
       Traffic Management (ATM), Integrated
       Corridor Management (ICM)
      Major construction projects on the freeway
       system
      King County received grant funding for a
       Regional ITS Implementation Plan
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     Regional ITS Implementation Plan
     RITSIP: Joint vision for ITS investments across
     jurisdictional and institutional boundary lines.

     Deliverables
        Key Corridors for ITS/Operational Improvements
        ITS Implementation Plan
         • Corridor inventory, needs and costs
        Communication Plan
         • Center to Center and Center to Field
        Regional Advanced Traveler Information and
         Conditions Reporting system
         • Integrating with revised WSDOT site for a
            single location for traffic information.

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     Regional
       ITS
     Corridors




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     Corridor Criteria
       Freight Route
       Transit Route
       Multijurisdictional
       V/C Ratios
       Regionally Significant State Highway or Highway of
        Statewide Significance
       Arterial Classification
       Vehicle Miles Traveled
       Serving Urban Centers
       Alternate Route



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      Top 25
      Regional
      ITS
      Corridors

     5 Snohomish County
     4 Pierce County
     1 Kitsap County
     15 King County




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     Equipment Inventory
     Inventory of Top 25 Routes
      Fiber Optic Cable
      Cameras
      Signal Controller/Cabinet type
      Connected to Central System Control
      Coordinated System
      Type of Coordination
      Other Existing ITS Devices



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     Inventory
     Project
     Map,
     Example




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     Regional ITS Corridor Elements
        Signal Interconnect via fiber optic cable
        Multijurisdictional coordination of signals
          – Incident, evacuation, and construction detour
             timing plans
        Real time traveler information (before and during
         trip)
        Remote operation of corridor from a Traffic
         Management Center(s)
        Ability to share data, video and possibly operation of
         corridor with other agencies
        Transit signal priority where applicable
        Performance measurement ability
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     Signal Interconnect via Fiber Optic
                   Cable




                          Communication Cabinet




        Ethernet Modems           Patch Panel
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     Multi-jurisdictional Coordination
     • Some Controller
       Changeout necessary
     • Traffic System
       Modeling
     • Agreed Upon                Traconex        Econolite ASC 2
       Operational standards

       Signal Timing Software &
              Simulation

                                  Eagle M50        Econolite ASC 3




                                  Naztec 2070          Quixote
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     Real Time Traveler Information




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     Real Time Traveler Information




      REAL TIME TRAVEL TIME


         License Plate Readers
              Travel Time        Video Cameras

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     Real Time Traveler
     Information




     FLOW MAPS
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      Real Time Traveler Information




     VMS SIGNS

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     Corridor Operation and Monitoring




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     Example of Real time Traffic
     Management within Puget Sound Region

          Transit Signal Priority




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     Video/Data
     Sharing
     WSDOT Traffic Busters
     • 1 Gigabyte Bandwidth
     • Use of existing WSDOT
       fiber infrastructure
     • Video Sharing among 22
       jurisdictions
     • Grant funded WSDOT
       project
     • Project is in design
       phase



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     RITSIP Next Steps

     • Complete inventory of 25 corridors
     • Complete cost estimate for 25 corridors
     • Provide Communication review and proposal for
       the corridors
     • Regional Advanced Traveler Information and
       Conditions Reporting system




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     What’s happening RIGHT NOW??
        Puget Sound Regional Call for projects
         Spring 2009
         –   Members of RTOC sponsoring projects
     … and for the long term:
        All RITSIP corridors input to Destination 2040
         long-range plan.




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                  Questions?




     Contacts
     Stephanie Rossi: srossi@psrc.org
     Aileen McManus: aileen.mcmanus@kingcounty.gov
     Jill MacKay: jmackay@ibigroup.com


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