Q. I believe you once stated that Orange County streets are synchronized, but I know better! I still find myself stopping at way too many red lights! Having spent nearly 28 years in Jacksonville, Fla., I have gotten through many signals without getting dragged down by out-of-sync or renegade signals that kill traffic patterns on main lines. I have figured out that all this red-light stopping here is costing me 7.5 miles per gallon! What is Orange County really doing to get the signals better coordinated?
– Dan Freiberger, Costa Mesa
A. Well, a lot of work has been done tweaking traffic signals, and let’s hope it has helped a lot – $36 million has been spent synchronizing 2,068 intersections since 2008.
“We have a few more in the works,” said Joel Zlotnik, a spokesman for the Orange County Transportation Authority, which is overseeing the massive…