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A Closer Look (Bumper-To-Bumper Traffic) #182617

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 08, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statistics on commuting cited.

(Atlanta: Barry Serafin) The problem of urban traffic featured; scenes shown from Atlanta, where sprawling growth has increased commuting on unchanged highways. [Commuters Jim MILLER, Andrea LATIMORE, "Atlanta Journal-Constitution" Joey LEDFORD, van pool driver Joyce BLOCTON - complain about the commuter driving.] The need for more mass transit and smarter growth noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Experiments to try to make driving easier examined; scenes shown from Boston, where road conditions are relayed to drivers' phones, from Seattle, where wrist watch pagers are used; from San Diego where on board computers manages traffic.

Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry

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