• Rob Posted: 11/13/2009 9:38am PST

    This data is amazing; and every US DOT office should take action on this data; job creation, energy conversation and ultimately, consumer cost savings!

  • David Posted: 11/14/2009 4:04am PST

    The USA has a lot of technology available if politicians would invest in it. I dont think this article is accurate. I have been in the signal business for 40 years and know that we have the technology in place to reduce congestion, the politicians just will not invest needed funds to operate and maintain the capabilities

  • Oldguy Posted: 11/14/2009 8:50am PST

    Outdated? I'm sorry -- it's not outdated enough! I can remember signs that said "lights set for x mph" instead of speed limits. Guess what --- they worked just fine to keep traffic moving.

  • Bob Posted: 11/16/2009 2:07pm PST

    I agree with David - we have the technology today with some of the most sophisticated equipment and systems - but without maintenance funding everything simply reverts to basic pre-timed operation! Every wonder why traffic is so bad when it rains - the loops all thing there are vehicles present due to poor maintenance or improper installation - so we wait while precious time is allocated to non-existing traffic.