“We don’t want to be known as a town with a traffic problem.”
A recent news item on Buffalo’s WGRZ focused on the nearby Town of Amherst’s decision to adopt Miovision TrafficLink to help address growing traffic congestion.
“Everybody who comes to Amherst talks about Amherst traffic,” explains Amherst Town Supervisor Brian Kulpa. “We don’t want to be known as a town with a traffic problem.”
One of the problems Amherst is experiencing is a challenge with signal coordination; signal timing isn’t optimized, unnecessarily backing up traffic. For drivers, it results in the frustrating experience of hitting red light after red light.
As Mr. Kulpa explains: “The way that we built signals and built signal timing over the years is not conducive to moving the traffic volumes that we see currently.”
Miovision TrafficLink gives towns like Amherst access to rich data, including Advanced Traffic Signal Performance Metrics (ATSPMs) – data they can use to optimize signal timing, reduce congestion and improve safety.