Here’s how the City of Philadelphia will transform traffic with technology

Philadelphia is the only major U.S. city that doesn’t have a traffic operations center. In fall 2014, that will change.
For the past five years, the city has been working on a $3.4 million traffic operations center that will allow the city to manage traffic.
The hope, said the city’s chief traffic and street lighting engineer Richard Montanez, is that the center will reduce traffic, as well as help SEPTA move faster through city streets. There’s no other way to deal with the city’s traffic, he said.
“We can’t build more roads,” Montanez said. “We can’t build our way out of congestion.”