Summary of Expansion and Enhancement of the Operation Green Light Program in the Kansas City Region


Contact Information

Organization: MARC
Contact person: Raymond Webb
Title: Traffic Operations Manager
Phone: 8167018358
Organization address: 600 Broadway, Suite 200
  Kansas City, MO    64105

General Information

1. Project name: Expansion and Enhancement of the Operation Green Light Program in the Kansas City Region
2. City(ies), County(ies), State: Existing OGL and potential future OGL partners in the Kansas City region that include counties of Johnson and Wyandotte in KS and Jackson, Cass, Clay and Platte in Mo
3. Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: May include existing traffic signals that are online and are intergrated into the OGL program as well as new intersections in the region
4. Primary project mode: Active Transportation 
5. Supplementary project mode(s): * Active Transportation * Highway/Roadway )
Active traffic management (ATM) is the ability to dynamically manage recurrent and non-recurrent congestion based on prevailing and predicted traffic conditions. Focusing on trip reliability, it maximizes the effectiveness and efficiency of the facility. It increases throughput and safety through the use of integrated systems with new technology to optimize performance. Actively managed and well timed traffic signals have shown 40:1 benefit to cost ratio.
6. Project Purpose: * System operations and management )
7. Project sponsor: Raymond Webb
8. Total budget in 2019 dollars: $5350000
9. Project description: Enhancement of the Operation Green Light Program in Kansas City: This will include expansion of OGL to cover more arterial miles in the metro area, formalized arterial diversion route programs on both OGL routes and non-OGL routes, greater coordination between OGL and KC Scout, and, in the future, providing signal data to connected vehicles via roadside equipment or third party providers.
10. Scope: Well timed and managed traffic signals allow for traffic signals that better conform to traffic patterns and demands than traffic signals that have preset programming. The effect is fewer delays and better fuel economy leading to improved emissions. This project with deploy the needed wireless and wired network communications using existing and new tower, rooftop or other center point of communication, traffic signal controllers and PTZ Cameras to actively manage traffic signal timing. Project may include Adaptive system and / or advance traffic detection to project for Advanced Traffic System Performance Measures.
11. Project schedule: This project would follow a traditional PS&E process of a calendar year and construction in a calendar year

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