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Alleviating Congestion On Pittsburgh's North Shore

Even though it looks just like any other traffic light, pictured is "Surtrac" technology, an intelligent stop light that can detect traffic patterns and congestion.

It’s a well-known Pittsburgh piece of advice: don’t go to the North Shore on game days if you don’t have to.  The riverfront neighborhood is routinely congested by drivers and pedestrians during events.  The Stadium Authority of the City of Pittsburgh is looking to alleviate some of that congestion and has hired East Liberty-based Rapid Flow Technologies LLC as transit consultants.  The organization is a CMU spin-off that’s already significantly helped decrease emissions and wait times in East Liberty.  Rapid Flow Technologies Chief Technology Officer Greg Barlow has analyzed his company’s results and stops by Essential Pittsburgh to explain.

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