“About a third of Pittsburgh’s 610 intersections will be equipped over the next two years with smart traffic signals designed to ease congestion and allow for a smoother commute along key city corridors, an official said.
“Karina Ricks, who heads the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, said the city will add more than 150 new signals along five ‘smart spines’ that mostly lead in and out of downtown.
“Mayor Bill Peduto earmarked $11.3 million for the project in 2019 and plans to set aside another $15.1 million in 2020, according to the city’s 2019 capital budget. Ricks said the state and federal governments are picking up 75 percent of the tab with grants. …
“Ricks said sensors at the intersections determine traffic volume and adjust stop-and-go times based on the number of vehicles.”
FULL STORY published November 29, 2018 via The