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Smarter solutions for traffic congestion

Have you ever noticed that newly-built roads can have a short window of being congestion free, but after a year or so, the traffic starts to build up? Researchers are arguing that more roads aren't always the answer to commuter delays and that we need to get smarter. Swinburne University’s Professor Hussein Dia says smart traffic systems, which use sensor and satellite data to read where the traffic is at moment to moment, and then manage it accordingly, are increasingly becoming part of the solution.