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SPC’s Regional Traffic Signal Program Honored with the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence 

Pittsburgh— The Pennsylvania Environmental Council has announced that the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s (SPC) Regional Traffic Signal Program's 2nd cycle will be one of 13 projects across the Commonwealth honored with the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence on April 19, 2016 in Harrisburg, PA.  The winners of the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence represent the best in using innovation, collaboration, and public service to improve and protect Pennsylvania's environment.

SPC’s Regional Traffic Signal Program was touted as an excellent, cost-effective example of using the latest technology and approaches, along with inter-governmental cooperation at the local, county, regional, and state levels, to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the Commonwealth. Retiming the signals along arterial corridors, along with targeted equipment upgrades, allowed SPC, PennDOT, and the municipalities to use existing infrastructure to its fullest potential, realizing significant reductions in emissions, fuel use, and delay. The overall benefits of the program can be summarized in the benefit:cost ratio of 64:1 for the program's first two cycles; for every $1 of public money invested in the program, the traveling public and surrounding communities realize $64 of benefits in reduced fuel usage, delay, and emissions.

Annual benefits associated with the 2nd cycle of SPC’s Regional Traffic Signal Program include:

  • Overall Reduction in Delays: 3,183,861  fewer vehicle hours/year
  • Overall Reduction in Number of Vehicular Stops: 140,370,208 fewer stops/year
  • During the most congested periods of the day, the average improvement in travel time along all 22 corridors was 30%, and the average improvement in the number of stops across all 22 corridors was 53%
  • Reduction of three types of emissions: Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrous Oxide (NO), and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) - total reduction = 394 tons per year, a 8% reduction
  • Reduction of fuel consumption:  3,595,069 gallons/year, the equivalent of removing 6,267 vehicles from the region’s roadways
  • Energy & Maintenance Savings (LED light bulb upgrades): $38,738 per year

Additional information about SPC’s Regional Traffic Signal Program is available at http://www.spcregion.org/trans_ops_traff.shtml.

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2012: SPC’s Regional Traffic Signal Program Honored with the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

AwardSPC’s Regional Traffic Signal Program inaugural cycle of projects was honored with the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence from the Department of Environmental Protection on April 18, 2012 in Harrisburg, PA.  Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Michael Krancer presented the award to SPC staff. The Regional Traffic Signal Program was touted as an excellent, cost effective example of using the latest technology and approaches, along with inter-governmental cooperation at the local, county, regional, and state levels, to improve the quality of life for the citizens of the Commonwealth. Retiming the signals along these corridors, along with targeted equipment upgrades, allowed SPC, PennDOT, and the municipalities to use existing infrastructure to its fullest potential, realizing significant reductions in emissions, fuel use, and delay. The overall benefits of the program can be summarized in the benefit:cost ratio of 90:1 in the program’s first year of implementation; for every $1 of public money invested in the program, the traveling public and surrounding communities realize $90 of benefits in reduced fuel usage, delay, and emissions.

  • Overall Reduction in Delays: 4,156,893 fewer vehicle hours/year
  • AwardOverall Reduction in Number of Stops: 119, 011,835 fewer stops/year
  • During the most congested periods of the day, the average improvement in travel time along all 21 corridors was 27%, and the average improvement in the number of stops across all 21 corridors was 53%

Reduction of three types of emissions were calculated: Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrous Oxide (NO), and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) - total reduction = 422 tons per year

  • CO reduction: 299 tons/year (250,078 kg), an 9% reduction resulting in savings of $149,634
  • NO reduction: 51 tons/year (46,276 kg), an 9% reduction resulting in savings of $278,561
  • VOC reduction: 61 tons/year (55,392 kg), an 9% reduction resulting in savings of $133,665

Both AwardsFuel Consumption: 16% reduction

  • 6,527,588 gallons/year saved, a 16% reduction (at $3.66/gallon, equivalent to $23,890,972)
  • Equivalent of removing 11,378 vehicles from road

Energy & Maintenance Savings: $102,009 per year
For the 10 corridors (in 21 municipalities) that implemented LED light bulb upgrades:

  • Energy: 515,143 kilowatt hours (kWh) saved due to more efficient bulbs using less energy, resulting in savings of $46,759/year
  • Maintenance: $55,250/year (cost of bulbs & labor to install replacements)

For more information on SPC’s Regional Traffic Signal Program, please contact Domenic A. D'Andrea at (412) 391-5590 ext. 341 or ddandrea@spcregion.org.

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