07/19/2011 11:45 am ET | Updated Sep 18, 2011

Bloomberg Introduces 'Smart' Traffic Lights

Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a new, technology-based traffic management system on Monday that allows traffic lights to adjust to the changing needs of traffic in real time.
The new "smart" traffic light system--which will be used in Midtown Manhattan--allows traffic engineers to conduct on-the-spot monitoring of traffic flow, quickly identify congestion choke points as they occur and remotely adjust traffic signal patterns to clear traffic jams, with the touch of a button.

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