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Smart traffic signals have the capability to give priority to KC streetcars

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Some Kansas City streetcar passengers have been asking: Why can’t the vehicles get traffic signal priority and avoid red lights along downtown’s Main Street route?

Answer: The streetcars can and do get some signal priority already. And they could get more in the future.

Thank an innovative, “smart” and adaptive signal system now in use along the 2.2-mile streetcar route from River Market to Union Station.

But the system is being used judiciously and tweaked to accommodate other traffic needs such as motorists, pedestrians and bikes.

Rhythm EngineeringSmart traffic signals have the capability to give priority to KC streetcars