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SCOOT was introduced in Worcester in the autumn of 1984. Soon after, the DoT and Hereford and Worcester County Council commissioned Transport Planning Associates to undertake an assessment of SCOOT over previous isolated VA control and TRANSYT fixed time plans.

Previous Control

Reduction in journey time using SCOOT (%)

Reduction in delay using SCOOT (%)

Reduction in fuel used (%)

  AM Peak Off Peak PM Peak AM Peak Off Peak PM Peak AM Peak Off Peak PM Peak
Fixed time TRANSYT 5 3* 11 11* 7* 20* 5* 0 6
Isolated VA 18* 7* 13* 32* 15* 23* 10* 4* 9*