A new data-sharing system that will bring traffic coordination to cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County is a step closer to becoming a reality, officials said today.
The county public works department announced the completion of its Information Exchange Network that will share traffic signal data across jurisdictions.
The new system will display freeway traffic conditions in real time at the department's Traffic Management Center in Alhambra, a first step toward synchronizing traffic signals and other responses to ease multi-area gridlock, officials said.
The $706,000 project received a $150,000 grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee.
The network already interfaces traffic data from Arcadia, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Diamond Bar, Downey, Gardena, Glendale, Inglewood, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Santa Clarita, West Hollywood and Alhambra.
- City News Service