Pittsburgh’s North Shore traffic gets critical look

An East Liberty company that helped reduce traffic delays in that busy East End neighborhood is being recruited to do the same on the North Shore, where major sporting events and concerts routinely tie up traffic.

“It’s not possible to remove congestion after a major event. But we can make that period of clearing out go more smoothly and, at the same time, make it possible for pedestrians to move around safely,” said Greg Barlow, chief technology officer for Rapid Flow Technologies LLC.

Rapid Flow, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff, developed Surtrac adaptive traffic signals. They adjust to changing traffic patterns and work in concert with other signals in the area, improving the flow of traffic.

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