|Trail-Blazing Transport Revolution|
29 July 2003
The Guardian reports today on City of York's Council's alternative hi-tech approach to a congestion charging scheme which went live on Monday.
The £1.5m advanced Traffic Congestion Management System is understood to be the first of its kind in Europe.
The system monitors traffic flows to inform a central computer of any spare capacity. Real-time information is relayed to a network of road-side variable message signs. The Council has also piloted an information system using satellite-navigation technology and onboard computers on buses, which enables traffic signals to be changed to allow late-running services to pass through red lights.
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