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LA & Ventura Freeway: One Car Per Green Light

Lanes of cars on a busy highway

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For most people, who depend on freeway routes to get to their destinations via SoCal freeways know about the one car per green light method on many freeway ramps.

But are these flashing lights really making a difference on ending traffic jams? Well, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The answer, is YES!!!

It is faster, but for us drivers,.. not fast enough. That's because it's not as noticeable for many drivers, but in the long run, it works to help end congestion

 The meters can't allow so many cars to back up on the ramp that they interfere with traffic on the roadway behind them.
Meters do not add or subtract from the number of cars trying to get from Points A to Points B. When the highway already has more cars and trucks than it can accommodate.

Mechanical things tend to break, and these machines are no exception. So, it's no shocker that complaints about malfunctioning meters go up when water touches down in SoCal. We are talking about over 1,000 ramp meters just in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Caltrans District 7 transportation management center is [located] at the intersection of the 134 and 2 freeways in Eagle Rock.

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