Federal grant will help fund city’s smart traffic signal implementation

    SEPTA, PennDOT, the City of Philadelphia and now the feds have all kicked in funding for the city’s new smart traffic signals.

    PlanPhilly reports a $10 million federal stimulus grant will help fund the installation signals that prioritize transit by giving buses and trolleys extended green lights.

    But the grant is $6 million less than what was requested, so now some decisions need to be made. The original plan called for signal adjustments for the Route 11 Trolley in West Philly and the 58 and 59 bus routes out of the Frankford Transportation Center.

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