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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by BrooklynBus on Tue Jan 10 11:38:22 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by Terrapin Station on Mon Jan 9 23:39:40 2017.

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You are incorrect. The entire purpose of using TEA's was to override signals to keep traffic moving. We don't need them to enforce signals. That is the job of the cameras.

I remember when TEA's used to prevent huge traffic jams. That just isn't a priority anymore, so they have been removed. The priority now is to raise as much revenue as possible from parking tickets so that is where they are now assigned.

As for upgraded signal controllers, I have since learned that every signal controller has already been upgraded but they will not be used to give buses priority because it will take another year or two to upgrade all the buses so the technology can work.

I do not know what else these new signals are capable of doing or if they are doing anything new now. But from all the signals I see that are out of sync, perhaps purposely, so that your signal turns green just as the following one turns red, I am not encouraged.

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