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Vehicle tracking system installed in city

April 11, 2009 6:28:17 AM PDT
A sophisticated vehicle tracking system is being installed on some streets throughout lower Manhattan and on the Brooklyn Bridge. City officials says the system will be used to identify traffic trouble spots and to find ways to mitigate vehicle congestion south of Canal Street. They say it can't read license plates and won't be able to identify motorists.

The system is run by the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, a government agency established to coordinate development in the area.

Agency spokeswoman Deborah Wetzel says the data will allow the agency to know where to dispatch traffic agents to deal with problems.

The Intelligent Transportation System will rely on E-ZPass transponders in vehicles to calculate travel times and routes.


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