Los Angeles's Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control System Reduced Travel Time by Ten Percent Using 40,000 Loop Detectors Across 4,500 Connected Intersections with Automated Signal Control.

Los Angeles Smart City Committee Reports Realized and Expected Benefits from a Variety of Smart Technology Implementations and Planned Applications.

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Smart LA 2028: Technology for a better Los Angeles

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Technology enables governments to efficiently improve the quality of life for their residents, businesses, and visitors through implementation of various smart systems. This study summarized the findings of Los Angeles (LA) Smart City Committee, which convened in 2019, bringing together 24 departments from the City of LA and elected officials, envisioning a roadmap towards making LA a smart city by 2028, and a Smart City infrastructure system necessary to effectively host the Summer 2028 Olympics and Paralympics. One of the goals is to provide better digital Olympic experience for visitors with renovated airport terminals, new automated people mover to select between light rail airport connections, rideshare, or taxi transportation choices as well as digital signage and smartphone apps. 


In this study, the Smart City Infrastructure involved the essential, physical technology required to provide connectivity, sensors, and communications across urban LA, through wireless and wireline communications, as well as hardware assets. The $5 billion
Landside Modernization Project (LAMP) which started in 2019 as one of the largest public works programs in the history of Los Angeles, added fiber optics, Wi-Fi, connected lighting, public safety tools, and Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to proactively manage transportation facilities, including all LA International Airport (LAX) facilities.


  • Los Angeles's Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control (ATSAC) System reduced travel time by ten percent using 40,000 loop detectors across 4,500. connected intersections with automated signal control.
  • Electricity usage was reduced, and annual savings of $3M were made by converting over 165,000. streetlamps to LED with 50,000 connected online
  • The LAMP project introduced a 2.25-mile-long automated people mover connecting LAX to rail and transit services.
  • LA Public Works Bureau of Street Lighting, by enabling installation of 10,000 sustainable energy electric vehicle chargers by 2024, reduced LA’s power consumption by 15 percent compared to 2010.
  • Effective LA Smart City data investments reduced the number of “Not Clean” streets by 82 percent within a year. This was achieved by proactively allocating clean-up resources, guided by data that measured and categorized the cleanliness of LA’s 6,500 miles of streets.
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