Well, now lights might be changing in order to save the Earth as well. On Staten Island, they're starting up a pilot project that is the first of its kind. Buses will be given a similar level of power over street lights. If a bus is coming, the light will turn green sooner or stay green longer. First, this decreases the horribly inefficient process of decelerating a ten ton bus. But, even more cool, it makes riding the bus faster and more convenient, and riding in cars slower and less convenient.
Not a great thing for road-rage levels, maybe. But it is the right thing for promoting mass transit. If the project is a success it could spread to the rest of NYC's Burroughs over the next five years.
Via Good Clean Tech
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