Connecticut’s Traffic Signal Circuit Rider Program

Connecticut’s Traffic Signal Circuit Rider program provide no cost technical assistance and training to local agencies responsible for municipal traffic signals and traffic control systems.

Service provided through the program include:

• Support the development of management plans with clear goals and objectives for the operation, maintenance, and design of traffic signal infrastructure

• Training on traffic signal topics relevant to local agencies through seminars, technical briefs, and site visits

• Assist the development of traffic signal timing at isolated intersections and coordinated systems, including evaluating relevant performance measures

• Promote opportunities for federal-aid funding for traffic signal operations and encourage the integration of traffic signal operations into metropolitan transportation plans and programs

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Traffic Signal Management
Developing a Traffic Signal Management Plan based on an agencies objectives and resources, and evaluating performance

Traffic Signal Systems Engineering
Guidance on the proper approach to enable the realization of successful systems. Includes CTDOT SEAFORM for Municipal Traffic Management Systems

Traffic Signal Timing and Coordination
Developing isolated and coordinated signal timing, as well as resources on performance measurement for timing plans

Traffic Signal Design
Standards and guidance for safe and effective signal design for all modes of travel

Traffic Signal Maintenance
Guidance on the maintenance approaches to troubleshoot, repair, and manage traffic signal assets

Connecticut DOT
Traffic signal resources from Traffic Engineering, Highway Operations, and Office of the State Traffic Administration

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