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Alex:
Green' red lights: Philly gets LED traffic lights

Associated Press August 17, 2009

PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia is turning all its traffic lights green.

This winter the city will begin fully converting its 55,000 traffic signals to LED bulbs. City officials say the change will save about $1 million a year once the bulbs are installed.

Officials say the city switched the red bulbs to LED lights 10 years ago when red was the only color available.

City officials say it will cost about $7 million to replace the green and yellow bulbs but they expect federal stimulus money and subsidies to help foot the bill.

Mr_Northside:
Pittsburgh has been doing this for quite some time now.

Michael:

--- Quote from: AARoads on August 18, 2009, 03:06:09 AM ---...City officials say the change will save about $1 million a year once the bulbs are installed....

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That's quite a bill!

Alex:
Philly airport plans new lot for waiting motorists


--- Quote ---City officials say Philadelphia International Airport will open a 150-space cell-phone lot after a recent crackdown on motorists using the shoulder of Interstate 95 to wait for arriving flights.

Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler says the project could be completed by Jan. 1.

Drivers waiting to pick up passengers on arriving flights had long used the shoulders of I-95 and other nearby roads to wait for flights to land. But police began recently ticketing waiting motorists and no parking signs were erected.
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Motorists were using the shoulders of Interstate 95, Pennsylvania 291, and the ridiculously long northbound off-ramp to the terminal for years now. I remember heading to the airport in 2005 and seeing a hundred or so cars queued on those shoulders. More recent trips to the airport in 2007 revealed motorists still queuing on the shoulders, despite police ticketing them.

mightyace:

--- Quote from: AARoads on September 15, 2009, 12:16:40 PM ---Philly airport plans new lot for waiting motorists


--- Quote ---City officials say Philadelphia International Airport will open a 150-space cell-phone lot after a recent crackdown on motorists using the shoulder of Interstate 95 to wait for arriving flights.

Deputy Mayor Rina Cutler says the project could be completed by Jan. 1.

Drivers waiting to pick up passengers on arriving flights had long used the shoulders of I-95 and other nearby roads to wait for flights to land. But police began recently ticketing waiting motorists and no parking signs were erected.
--- End quote ---

Motorists were using the shoulders of Interstate 95, Pennsylvania 291, and the ridiculously long northbound off-ramp to the terminal for years now. I remember heading to the airport in 2005 and seeing a hundred or so cars queued on those shoulders. More recent trips to the airport in 2007 revealed motorists still queuing on the shoulders, despite police ticketing them.

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It's about time they do this!

I've driven/ridden into the airport on several occasions in the last 5 years and I'm afraid we'll hit one of these yahoo's parked by the road!  :-o

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