Iowa Motor Vehicle Fuel Reduction Program, 1989

(1989) Iowa Motor Vehicle Fuel Reduction Program, 1989. Transportation, Department of

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Abstract

This report documents the results of a three million dollar traffic signal improvement demonstration program, known as the Iowa Motor Vehicle Fuel Reduction Program (the program). The program was funded with the use of oil overcharge funds and administered by the Iowa Departments of Natural Resources and Transportation. The objective of the program was to provide restitution to overcharged motorists by improving the efficiency of traffic signals. More efficient traffic signals reduce fuel consumption, delay, travel time, and automobile pollution while improving traffic safety. The program demonstrated the effectiveness of improving traffic signals and resulted in a 14.20-to-1 benefit-to-cost ratio.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Fuel consumption, Traffic delays, Traffic safety, Traffic signal control systems, Traffic signal timing, Travel time
Subjects: Transportation
Transportation > Traffic Management
Transportation > Traffic safety
Transportation > Research
Transportation > Energy and fuel
ID Code: 22521
Deposited By: Iowa DOT Library
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2016 12:37
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 12:37
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/22521