Fender benders may never go away, but could rush-hour traffic
jams eventually become a thing of the past?
"There'll always be incidents effecting things, but you're
day-to-day travels will hopefully be congestion-free."
Jane White chairs the Intelligent Transportation Society of
California. The group is hosting a three-day convention at the
Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento.
White says - Intelligent Transportation Systems, which include
ramp meters, message signs and cameras help move traffic more
efficiently on California freeways. She says that helps the economy
because it's more cost-effective than adding new lanes or building
But she's says the recession has hurt the
"Because public agencies are substantially reduced in
their funding, there's a lot less money out there to support
capital programs and put money towards these types of
She adds that the federal highway authorization bill does
include some funding for developing new ITS technology.
Some of the current technology will be on display at the
convention which ends Tuesday.