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Arterial Operations

MTC’s Arterial Operations Program helps Bay Area cities and counties improve traffic operations on major streets and roads by:

  • Delivering financial assistance for traffic signal re-timing projects
  • Sharing technical expertise
  • Coordinating signal timing across jurisdictions (e.g. between Caltrans and multiple cities)
  • Supporting the Arterial Operations Committee as a forum for discussion of shared issues and “lessons learned”

The Arterial Operations Program’s direct benefits to the public include:

  • Improved travel times
  • Reduced exhaust emissions
  • Enhanced traffic safety

MTC’s Tech Transfer Seminar Program offers periodic free, half-day seminars for traffic engineers, planners, students, and others on topics selected at Arterial Operations Committee meetings. Seminars include expert technical presentations and local traffic engineers’ perspectives on recent Bay Area projects.