DuPage County, Naperville to Connect Traffic Signal Systems
A system that allows remote monitoring of traffic operations and adjustments to traffic signals based on conditions is being expanded. This morning the DuPage County Transportation Committee voted to expand the Division of Transportation Central Signal System and connect its system with the City of Naperville. Currently the system includes 72 traffic signals and now will expand to 200 signals. Signals affected in Naperville will mostly be along 75th Street. The city’s current system already operates along Washington Street. The project is expected to cost $4.5 million, mostly from federal funding, and construction is expected to begin next year. The DuPage County Board will vote on the intergovernmental agreement at its March 13 meeting.
D204 to get Bus Tracking App
At last night’s District 204 board meeting, plans to roll out Versatrans My Stop were announced. The new technology will provide navigation for drivers and help avoid traffic caused by accidents or road closures. There’s also a smartphone app that will let parents track students’ buses and give a constantly updated ETA, so they can know when a bus is running late.
D203 Board Shows Support for Parkland
The District 203 board is now much closer to sending a resolution supporting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. If approved, the resolution written by board member Terry Fielden will soon be sent as an expression of honor and support for the students in Parkland. The full resolution can be read on the District 203 website and is expected to be approved by the board at the next meeting.
15th Annual Downers Grove South Mustang Relays
The 15th annual Downers Grove South Mustang Relays were held last night at North Central College. Neuqua Valley, Metea Valley, Naperville Central, and Benet Academy were just four of the many schools represented. The Neuqua Valley boys team dominated its races coming in second place in the 4 x 800 meter, first in the 4 x 200 meter and 13th in the 4 x 400 meter. The Neuqua Valley girls team placed in 12th in the 4 x 8 just ahead of Benet Academy who landed in 13th. Metea Valley’s boys team finished its 4 x 8 in seventh place and Naperville Central landed in fifth, with only two seconds separating the two teams. All of the competitors used last nights races as a gauge for the DVC Indoor Conference meet, which happens on the March 15 for the girls and March 16 for the boys.
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