As traffic congestion grows, new technologies and techniques are being developed to assist mobility, accessibility and safety. Transportation Management is an integral part of managing the existing transportation system to enhance the capacity of the existing system. Transportation Management programs may include traffic control upgrades and traffic engineering improvements having relatively low cost such as signal timing optimization, signal progression and coordination, addition of left-turn and right-turn bays, channelization and lane assignment, traffic signal controller upgrades, installation of LED traffic signal lights, signal interconnection and communication with central computers, providing transit signal priority, improvement and upgrades of Traffic Management Centers.
Transportation improvements may reduce travel times, delays and stops while also improving average travel speeds. Since the travel patterns of the community are dynamic and change over time, it is important to continuously monitor, adjust and revise Transportation Management System measures to optimize their effectiveness.