The Real Benefits

InSync dramatically improves public transportation agencies, traffic flow and communities as a whole. Learn how automating traffic signal optimization benefits traffic professionals and motorists alike.

“We got rave reviews about InSync not only from public officials, but also from motorists.”

InSync Improves Communities

Traffic congestion has reached a crisis point. By using InSync adaptive traffic signal technology, communities can enjoy proven benefits.

Each community using InSync annually saves up to:

InSync Benefits

InSync Offers a Big Bang for Your Buck

InSync’s Benefit-to-Cost Ratio over a Five-Year Period
Deploying Agency Cost to
Deploy InSync
Annual Time and Fuel Savings Annual Crash- related Savings1 Total Savings over Five Years Benefit-to- Cost Ratio
City of Springdale, AR $221,600 $5,083,254 2 $526,889 $28,050,715 126-to-1
Columbia County, GA $166,032 $2,624,802 3 $1,164,702 $18,947,520 114-to-1
Missouri DOT $200,000 $2,452,493 4 $1,247,895 $18,501,940 92-to-1
City of Topeka, KS $176,400 $2,087,501 $942,854 $15,151,775 86-to-1
City of Salinas, CA $190,000 $1,722,152 5 N/A 6 $8,610,760 46-to-1

1 Annualized quantity of crashes multiplied by $27,731 average cost per accident based on U.S. Census Bureau and AAA data for 2009. / 2 City of Springdale staff/ 3 Columbia County staff / 4 MRIGlobal / 5 TJKM Transportation Consultants / 6 Crash reduction on these five InSync intersections has not yet been measured.

Communities using InSync on their busy roads experience up to a 90:1 benefit-to-cost ratio. This means for every dollar invested in InSync, the community receives $90 in benefits like savings in time, fuel and accident-related costs.

InSync Delivers Documented Safety Benefits

Transportation professionals are putting an unprecedented focus on improving road safety through anti-distracted driving initiatives, “toward zero fatalities” campaigns and other similar efforts.

InSync adaptive traffic control is one of the most effective tools for improving road safety. By intelligently synchronizing traffic signals and reducing stops, InSync reduces the opportunity for conflict between vehicles and thus reduces the number of crashes. Independent data shows that InSync is responsible for a:

30% reduction in crashes in Springdale, Arkansas
24% reduction in crashes in Topeka, Kansas
26% reduction in crashes in Evans, Georgia
17% reduction in crashes in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

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InSync Helps Protect the Environment

Global demand for gasoline is going up and so are toxic emissions.  While some of the increased demand is inevitable, we can prevent the burning of millions of gallons of fuel at poorly timed traffic signals.

By intelligently giving drivers more green lights, InSync reduces fuel use and harmful emissions by 20-30%. This improves air quality and helps create healthier, more sustainable communities.

Less fuel use means less dependence on foreign oil.  It also means drivers have more money to spend at local businesses.

Many InSync deployments in the U.S. are funded by public grant funding programs aimed at delivering environmental benefits.

Case Study Example: Topeka, KS

InSync Improves Traffic Flow

InSync reduces traffic congestion by intelligently giving more green lights to drivers. This results in up to:

How InSync Benefits Traffic in your Community
Learn more about how InSync works and explore its before-and-after results.

InSync Maximizes Existing Road Capacity

The ratio of roadway to vehicles is diminishing. In the last 50 years, the number of vehicles on U.S. roadways has increased by 344%, but capacity is not keeping pace. To simply keep pouring pavement as a solution to congestion is not sustainable.

InSync moves more vehicles through signalized intersections, freeing up existing road capacity. This enables transportation agencies to delay or eliminate the need for costly road construction projects. At a base investment of $25,000 per intersection, InSync is a cost-effective alternative to widening roads or building new roads, which costs $2-15 million per lane-mile of roadway.

InSync Solves Dozens of Traffic Challenges

While adaptive traffic control is typically considered a solution for traffic congestion on arterial corridors, public transportation agencies use InSync as a versatile toolbox for fixing a wide range of challenges.

Traffic engineers use InSync’s real-time artificial intelligence to dissolve road saturation, mitigate safety concerns, meet air quality and other environmental standards, eliminate the need for costly road construction, handle variable traffic flow due to accidents or other events, preserve historic or pedestrian-heavy areas through traffic calming projects and much more.

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Maximizing Agency Efficiency with InSync

More U.S. agencies choose InSync than any other adaptive solution. While that’s in part due  to InSync’s traffic and community benefits, it’s also due to the technology’s effectiveness as a traffic management tool.  Traffic professionals rave about InSync’s ability to help them do their job and improve the overall efficiency of their organization.

InSync offers many benefits to public transportation agencies. The technology:

  • Is affordable and easy to deploy, so you can improve traffic for as many motorists as possible
  • Eliminates the need for labor-intensive traffic signal retiming projects, freeing up time and resources for other projects
  • Replaces manual signal optimization with automated signal optimization, so traffic signals always adapt to actual demand in real-time
  • Provides a complete traffic management solution with detection, monitoring, rich data and reporting, and the ability to make adjustments from any web browser or by calling our support team, empowering you to be “live” at any intersection from work, home or on the go
  • Requires virtually no ongoing maintenance, so it bears benefits for years to come
  • Comes with industry-leading technical support, so there is no degradation in the results, and
  • Is easy to explain, so you can involve all stakeholders in its implementation and success.

See What Other Traffic Professionals Have to Say about Their InSync Experience