Hogan Says Md. Will Spend $50 Million on Smart Traffic Lights

0
Share the News


Photo by Matt Mendoza, used under a Creative Commons license

Continuing his fascination with transportation technology, Gov. Larry Hogan announced new funding on Wednesday for software-controlled traffic lights.

The Smart Traffic Signals are designed to adjust red light timing based on the number of cars on the road, rather than pre-programmed timing. The software can monitor traffic conditions and adjust. It can also sync up an entire corridor to keep the flow of cars going, according to a release from the state.

“By replacing 20-year-old existing controls with Smart Traffic Signals, we will have the ability to respond to changes in traffic flow, as well as traffic conditions immediately – benefiting nearly 700,000 Maryland citizens across the state,” Hogan said in a statement.

Read more about Hogan’s traffic light proposal from our friends at Technical.ly.

Ethan McLeod
Follow Ethan

Ethan McLeod

Senior Editor at Baltimore Fishbowl
Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
Ethan McLeod
Follow Ethan


Share the News