Eyes on the road: Traffic management systems expanding

Along a 19-mile stretch of I-10 in Leon County, city of Tallahassee traffic managers now have new tools in place that indicate how well cars and trucks are moving along the highway — and what could be happening if they aren’t.
For those same motorists, the traffic technology has the capability to inform them of what delays or hazards are ahead so they can adjust their route or make other plans.
The additional devices in the field, paid for under an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation, are the latest application of ITS — intelligent transportation systems. The better that traffic managers can detect problems on the road and respond to them, the less delay travelers encounter.