TriMet to release pedestrian warning system

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Monday, November 11, 2013

TriMet is using a $400,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration to test audio and visual devices that warn pedestrians of oncoming buses.

“There are a number of pedestrians that seem to be focused on texting or looking at their smartphones,” explains TriMet’s Harry Saporta.

He says distracted walking is a growing national problem. Ohio State University researchers say emergency room visits related to using a cell phone while walking doubled from 2005 to 2010.

Saporta says TriMet’s test is the nation’s most comprehensive study yet of pedestrian warning devices.

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