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Improving Operations with Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures

Dr. Airton Kohlsairton

Transportation Research Associate

University of Tennessee

November 4, 2016    2:20-3:20pm

410 JDT


How real-time performance metrics can enhance typical traffic signal timing and help agencies identify operational deficiencies and optimize mobility. A presentation on opportunities to make our roadway infrastructure smarter.




Dr. Airton Kohls is a Research Associate at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Transportation Research. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee and worked for 10 years in Brazil as a Transportation Engineer before returning to Knoxville and getting his Masters and PhD degrees. Dr. Kohls serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, teaching Traffic Engineering Operations and is the leading instructor for CTR’s Traffic Signal Academy.