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Mass. Unveils 'Real-Time' Traffic Boards For I-93

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation on Monday unveiled message boards with real-time traffic information along I-93, from Canton to New Hampshire.

“Real-time traffic data will better allow people to plan their commutes, giving them greater control over their day," Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said in a release.

From the department:

The Real Time Traffic Management pilot includes I-93 Northbound and Southbound travel time information via 22 signs. The signs display travel times in segments between various interchanges.

WCVB-TV reports:

The technology uses sensors to pick up signals from drivers' cellphones to determine travel times. Davey said the sensors do not pick up personal data.

And the Boston Globe adds:

The pilot project cost $1.2 million for the signs and software. Officials said plans call for the project to be expanded to other parts of the state.

Ahead of busy Fourth of July travel, transportation officials also unveiled, according to the release, "seven additional [online] cameras [see cameras 224-230 here] for residents and visitors interested in road conditions on Cape Cod."

For more roadway cameras, visit our traffic page.

This program aired on July 2, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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