Work began today at the intersection of Brookline Boulevard and Whited Street to complete the City's first-ever comprehensive traffic signal upgrade since 1940, converting all City operated traffic lights to energy-efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LED). By converting to LED fixtures, the City will save taxpayers approximately $325,000 per year through energy savings and the cost for the conversion will be paid for through the savings.
Following a competitive request for proposal process last March, the City selected Carnegie based CLT Efficient Technologies to execute the project.
"Through this effort we are reducing the cost of government, becoming more efficient and protecting the environment," Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said. "Not only will we be upgrading our traffic lights, but we're doing it without costing the taxpayers one single dollar."
Drivers will see little disruption in traffic during the conversion, but will notice a difference in the intensity of the signals, improving the visibility of traffic lights.
"The City of Pittsburgh has truly embraced the Green Movement. By reducing energy consumption to fund infrastructure improvements our City has demonstrated fiscal and environmental responsibility while assuming a leadership position for the region on this very important issue," Troy Geanopulos, President of CLT Efficient Technologies Group, said.
The City currently spends more than $400,000 per year to power its 605 intersections.
CLT will use four crews to perform the work over a period of about six months.
Monday, January 28, 2008
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