County Judge Robert Eckels wants to see more traffic light synchronization.
Signals cannot be synchronized in some areas now because signals installed by the county, Texas Department of Transportation and city are often incompatible, he said.
Synchronization generally involves setting lights to change sequentially, so traffic maintaining a certain speed can pass through numerous intersections without stopping.
As county, city and TxDOT signals wear out in the coming years, they will be replaced by equipment that is compatible, and more lights will be synchronized, including in the congested Galleria area, he said.
He praised Mayor Bill White for overseeing the synchronization of downtown traffic signals.
Minor point, and whatever the logistics, I like the idea. This was from Eckels' state of the county speech, for which Anne has more info.Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 26, 2006 to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles | TrackBack