In Davidson Country, Tennessee, some of the traffic signals were installed when the Sony Walkman was still cutting-edge technology. Today, they don't even make parts for those signals anymore.
That's one reason why the Department of Transportation selected the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority's traffic signal replacement project as one of this year’s TIGER recipients.
This project will modernize signal technology along two vital bus lines to maximize the number of buses that can travel their routes, getting more service out of the same roads. It's a change that benefits drivers, pedestrians, and transit riders.