Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Solar-Powered Traffic Lights Wanted By Officials

In response to the catastrophic hit from Sandy in late October, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-Monmouth) and a group of local mayors sent a letter Wednesday to the Federal Emergency Management Agency requesting funds for solar-powered traffic signals.

(Flickr User: Magic Madzik)
Flickr User Magic Madzik

“This is an investment in public safety,” Handlin said.

The solar-powered signals would continue to operate during outages, keeping the traffic moving and allowing emergency officials to help those in need instead of directing traffic for several days.

“When emergencies strike, our communities cannot afford to place police officers at every intersection when they are needed elsewhere,” Handlin said.

She added, “We need to replace several traffic lights after Hurricane Sandy, and we might as well rebuild our infrastructure better than before, with bipartisan solutions like this.”

New Jersey turned on its first solar-powered traffic light last May in Mantua Township, Gloucester County.

SEE THE LETTER TO FEMA

Best of NJ 101.5

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive New Jersey Insiders contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.