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Kansas City traffic system saving drivers, streetcar users significant time

Posted on June 21, 2016

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new $700,000 computerized traffic system installed by a private company to give Kansas City streetcar riders a better experience is reducing travel times for all vehicles in the downtown streetcar zone, KCUR reports.

A representative for Rhythm Engineering, which supplies the InSync system, told a City Council committee that the smart traffic system has reduced travel times between the River Market and Union Station by 31% northbound and 23% southbound during morning peak traffic hours.

The computer-controlled system uses cameras and sensors to monitor vehicular and pedestrian traffic and adjust traffic signal timing accordingly. For the full story, click here.

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