Reporting red light timing frustrations to city

Posted at 5:56 PM, May 25, 2016

Right now, there's probably someone caught somewhere in Tampa, frustrated because of a red light that seems to be taking forever. 

The city of Tampa's transportation department has more than 500 intersections they monitor, but only closely track the main corridors like Kennedy Boulevard, Dale Mabry Highway, and other parts of downtown. 

Jean Duncan, director of Tampa's transportation, says they usually get flooded with calls in the morning commute hours for drivers expressing concern over red light times.

The city has a website to make the report easier though. 

The Traffic Signal Timing Concern  app allows commuters to report a location, time and direction of travel for possible red light timings. 

Duncan said this allows for the city to track reports more accurately and it gives them a system to get back to the person who was concerned about a light. 

The city of Tampa is in the process of upgrading their traffic systems that will give them instant alerts on lights, pedestrian crosswalks, rail road crossings and more.