Traffic Lights

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Good Question: How Do Our Traffic Lights Work?

When we’re stuck at a red light, it can seem like there’s no rhyme or reason to how traffic signals work.

But, there is a huge system in place with the goal of shortening the time we all, collectively, spend on the road.

05/28/2015

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Dayton Calls For Statewide Plan To Synchronize Traffic Lights

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is asking state lawmakers to fund a statewide plan to synchronize traffic lights to ease congestion. Twin Cities motorists spend 63 hours a year sitting in traffic, according to a recent study of traffic congestion, among the worst in the country.

03/31/2015

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Mpls. Traffic Expected To Improve With Upgraded System

It’s one of the most common complaints from anyone driving downtown: timing the traffic lights to get a string of greens is a bit like hitting the lottery. But for anyone rushing between appointments or trying to get home after a long day at the office, shaving minutes off the daily commute is a payoff worth every penny.

09/03/2013

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Computer Glitch Affecting Flow Of Mpls. Traffic Lights

Have you noticed the timing on traffic lights just a bit off while trying to navigate streets in Minneapolis? The city is aware of it and is currently attempting to fix it.

10/13/2011