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Importance of Traffic Signal Management and Operations
Traffic signal infrastructure is responsible for assigning the right of way to vehicular and pedestrian traffic at intersections. Traffic signal management and operations ensure the proper design, location, operation and maintenance of this infrastructure to provide safe and efficient movement of pedestrians and traffic through signalized intersections. Domestic investments in traffic signal infrastructure conservatively exceed 27 billion dollars. Public agencies have a fiduciary responsibility to manage and operate traffic signal systems in a manner that protects public investment in these assets. Well operated and maintained traffic signals provide for the smooth flow of traffic along streets and highways at defined speeds by effectively managing the capacity of intersections to improve safety and mobility. Sound traffic signal management and operations programs achieve realistic operations objectives that result in reduced congestion and fuel consumption and lessen the negative impacts to air quality to improve the quality of life within our communities.
Value of the Self Assessment
The Traffic Signal Operations Self Assessment is a tool to allow agencies to compare themselves with a composite of traffic signal operations best practices from agencies around the United States.  Responses to the 2011 Traffic Signal Operations Self Assessment that were received by March 7, 2012 were included in the 3rd National Traffic Signal Report Card (www.ite.org/reportcard). However, this assessment can be used at any time to grade the performance of your system. The self assessment has been updated and improved to reflect comments received on previous versions, at a stakeholder workshop and from a technical advisory committee. The results of the self assessment will provide for some comparison to the results of the previous version, both for individual agencies and at the National level. The self assessment is not intended to suggest that all practices must or will be used in all cases. It is designed to serve as a tool to identify areas of strength and areas with opportunity for improvement in traffic signal system operation. It is expected that the Traffic Signal Operations Self Assessment and National Traffic Signal Report Card will continue to be released periodically.
Conducting the Self Assessment
The self assessment solicits information that should be readily available to your agency without the need for special studies or data. The tool is completely self-scored and should take approximately one hour to complete. The results and the names of participating agencies are completely confidential.
A small-group exercise is the best method to conduct the Traffic Signal Operations Self Assessment. Those involved in the assessment should represent the key aspects of the traffic signal operation process. Some suggestions for conducting the self assessment:

     •     Assemble a small group of participants who are the key players in your
           traffic signal operation and maintenance program.  

     •     Provide participants with the self assessment tool in advance so that
           each may become familiar with the questions, particularly those
           questions pertaining to his/her role. 

     •     Ask participants to score the designated section(s) and bring their
           score sheets with them to the assessment exercise. 

     •     Consolidate the consensus scores into a single result and return your
            results for inclusion in the National Report Card.
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Traffic Signal Operations Self Assessment
c/o Institute of Transportation Engineers 
Attention: Natalia Vlasov
1627 Eye Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006