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More Microwave Sensors To Keep Midtown Traffic "In Motion"

Matt Ball on June 6, 2012 - in Transportation

The DOT’s “Midtown in Motion” congestion management system will double in size, growing from a 110-block zone to a 270-block service area. The innovative system launched last July, and the DOT says it’s resulted in an overall 10% improvement in travel times on the avenues. Using 100 microwave sensors, 32 traffic video cameras and E-ZPass readers at 23 intersections to measure traffic speeds, engineers in the DOT’s Traffic Management Center (TMC) have been able to spot congestion as it occurs and use “networked Advanced Solid State Traffic Controllers (ATSC) to remotely adjust Midtown traffic signal patterns” and unplug bottlenecks.

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