Graduation Semester and Year




Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Civil Engineering


Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Stephen P Mattingly


Traffic signals are used by transportation engineers to safely and efficiently manage vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic on roadways. However, to maintain the effectiveness of traffic signals, traffic signals should be adjusted or retimed periodically to match the current traffic patterns. Traffic signal retiming is one of the most cost effective ways available to transportation engineers for reducing delays and mitigating congestion. A region may contain a large number of traffic signals all of which cannot be retimed at once due to limited availability of funds and other resources; only a subset of signals can be retimed at any given time. To make the most effective use of (limited) resources, signals to be retimed need to be selected carefully. This thesis proposes several regression models to estimate the monetary benefits obtained by retiming signals along a corridor based on corridor characteristics such as length, number of signals, and average daily traffic. The estimated benefits are used to rank order corridors to be retimed and those expected to yield the most benefit can then be selected for retiming. The thesis also validates the proposed models and investigates the sensitivity of the models to changes in the values of various factors.


Civil and Environmental Engineering | Civil Engineering | Engineering


Degree granted by The University of Texas at Arlington