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New York, NY - City to Limit Midtown Traffic Jams by Tracking Drivers

Published on: July 18, 2011 04:57 PM
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New York, NY - New York City is hoping to ease midtown Manhattan traffic congestion with new technology. It will track the flow of vehicles and allow engineers to control traffic lights in real time.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg formally launched the new technology Monday. The system combines readings from 32 traffic video cameras, 100 microwave sensors and individual drivers’ E-ZPass tags to track traffic back-ups.

City engineers can use the information to help untangle traffic jams.

Officials say the “Midtown in Motion” system gathers data from E-ZPass toll tags anonymously. That way, no individual driver’s movements will be tracked.
Bloomberg says the city will evaluate the project for six months before deciding whether to expand it. He says that reducing traffic congestion could help city children who suffer from asthma.



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 Jul 18, 2011 at 05:20 PM ikleinit Says:

Here comes Big Brother, next will tickets

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 Jul 18, 2011 at 05:16 PM watch out Says:

Bloomberg says that reducing traffic congestion could help city children who suffer from asthma. Ha ha. Ye the only reason he's doing it is because the children. just wait when the 6 months are over then somebody will have to Pay for it. Do you remember congestion fees. And yeserdays article about hidden taxes on small business. But its only about the children. By the time this mayor finishes he's term the city will pay us a tax from our income. And the rest will be theirs all for the good of ?????????

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 Jul 18, 2011 at 06:41 PM njmom Says:

why so negative? if this technology can ease manhattan traffic than kol hakavod! i'm sure a lot of very irritated drivers would be very grateful!

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 Jul 18, 2011 at 07:23 PM ikleinit Says:

Here comes Big Brother, next will tickets

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