Bluetooth System proposed to track bridge wait times

Bluetooth System proposed to track bridge wait times
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 6:22pm

It's a modern day approach to tracking a decades old problem in the Sun City.

Tuesday, El Paso City Council will consider teaming with the State of Texas to install Bluetooth Systems to monitor the wait times at a pair of El Paso international bridges.

Council will have the option to direct City Manager Joyce Wilson to sign a Local Transportation Project Advance Funding Agreement with the State to place the systems at the Stanton Street and Paso Del Norte bridges.

According to city documents, each Bluetooth apparatus would be used to measure, relay, and archive pedestrian and vehicle wait times in both directions at the crossings.

Under the agreement, the City would cover roughly $50,000, or 20%, of the $260,000 project cost.

Tuesday's City Council meeting begins at 8 a.m.

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