March 31, 2006
Signal Guy Gets a Little Credit
This morning's Tribune has a "Q&A" with Bill Kloos, who manages the signals division for PDOT.
The piece is a little bit light-hearted, but it's an opportunity to highlight one of those unsung heroes who makes our transportation system work so well. So hats off for Bill, who amply deserves the attention.
March 31, 2006 1:34 PM
Jason McHuff Says:
Bill also did one of PSU's transportation seminars, titled "Using ITS to Improve Travel in the I-5 South/Barbur Corridor". Basically, he talked about better utilizing Barbur Blvd. when I-5 is hosed.
April 2, 2006 2:10 PM
That is a pretty awesome article.
I've calculated a lot of these things from the "reverse engineer" point of view. Calculating when and how the cycles work when a walk button is pressed.
I still find it somewhat amazing that more people don't actually know about how the cycles work, since so many people ask the question, "Does pressing the walk button really work?"
I find myself commonly stating to people that they do work, and they work in such a way. I've just answered from my observations, it seems most people don't like to actually "think" about how things work. They just ask the question, if no one answers, they come up with something like, "God controls it", or some other unrelated and arbritrary mess.