InSync's Performance

Pinellas County, FL

Corridor

Dunedin and Clearwater, FL (State Route 580)

Agency

Pinellas County

Intersections

9

ADT

44,000

Contact Info

Ken Jacobs, Traffic Signals Operation Manager,
Pinellas County
kjacobs@pinellascounty.org or 727.464.8928

Length of Corridor

2.3 miles

Deployment Date

February 2012

InSync Type

InSync Standard

PinellasFL
Challenges

Heavy traffic volumes, variability, freeway interchange and objectives of improving mainline progression while minimizing or avoiding negative impact to side street service

Previous signal management

Coordinated TOD timing plans

Pinellas County selected InSync to determine its ability to improve traffic conditions after experience with other adaptive systems. The SR 580 corridor is a major arterial with segments reaching an ADT of 44,000 vehicles. The County sought to improve progression along the main line without reducing service levels to minor movements. InSync’s model of using “green bands” to facilitate progression, combined with its ability to alter those bands as well as green time, phase selection and sequencing to the benefit of minor movements, attracted Pinellas County to InSync.

The independent before-and-after study from Kimley-Horn concluded: “During this study, it is clear the operation of the InSync ATCS system yielded an increased level of service to the users of SR 580 during the study period through the overall reduction of travel times, delays, and the number of stops during the peak hours.”

Benefits

Daily Benefit Annual Benefit
Vehicle Hours of Travel
(reduction)
244 hours 61,026 hours
Fuel Consumption
(decrease)
294 gallons 73,435 gallons
Stops
(eliminated)
1,4431 stops 3,607,779 stops
Total Economic Benefit $5,828 $1,456,900

The benefits in the table above represent the evaluation of the before-and-after data collected by Kimley-Horn and analyzed with PC-Travel. All calculations are based on normal weekday travel and the results indicate approximate benefits to drivers.

 

MOST NOTEWORTHY IMPROVEMENTS

37%

reduction
in stops

12%

reduction in
travel time

24%

reduction
in delay

16%

reduction
in emissions

12%

increase in
average speed

9%

reduction in
fuel usage

Measures  of Effectiveness

Data collected by

Kimley-Horn

Dates

InSync deployed February 2012; InSync results data collected March 2012

Download Case Study and MOEs

InSync Type

InSync Standard

Detection Type

Video

Cabinet Type

NEMA TS2, Type 1

Controller Type

TS2, Type 1

Connection Type

Detector Cards

Project Highlight

Heavy traffic volumes, variability, freeway interchange and objectives of improving main line progression while minimizing or avoiding negative impact to side street service

AVAILABLE DOWNLOADS

Download Case Study and MOEs



Rhythm engineers came and turned on InSync adaptive in approximately four hours. By that afternoon, the signals were up and running very good coordination and signal control. Overall the installation was much quicker than either of the other adaptive control software we have installed in Pinellas County.”