First responders will have an easier time navigating through traffic. The Gadsden City Council agrees to install hardware that allows the fire department to change traffic lights when they are en route.
The council approved the $20,000 per year agreement with Global Traffic Technologies and K2 Capital Group to install the GPS based system at 12 intersections within the city. City of Gadsden Fire Chief Steve Carroll says this will make traveling safer.
Chief Carroll also says they will most likely add more of the GPS based systems in the future. The systems detect when a firetruck is approaching and turn the traffic light to green. The system will also determine how long to stay green in order for all first responding personnel to clear the intersection.