In *IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015*, pages 2237-2245, 2015.

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Improving the performance of traffic systems is a critical situation that has been approached by some ways. A new approach is proposed to analyze the traffic system like a production system based on factory physics principles. A model was developed as a network with workstations (intersections), works (vehicles) and the paths that connect these intersections (roads). Our approach consists in two models. The first model permits to calculate the optimal time for the traffic signals in the system based on batching. The second model allows controlling the system behavior, changing the last optimal time to have better approximation for the time consider the flow priority. Both models are based on density, flow, utilization, velocity, vehicle types, and others traffic systems' variables, that allow describing in macroscopic terms the traffic system. The performance of the traffic variables in a Bogotá's principal way was studied using this approach, where improvements were obtained in the maximum cycle times and average velocity of vehicles in the system.

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