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Poll: Do You Think Traffic Control Officers Help?

Do you think the Los Angeles Department of Transportation should have deployed traffic control officers to help ease the flow of traffic during 'Ramp Jam'?

Since Metro initiated the of the 405 Freeway, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation has deployed traffic control officers to help ease the flow of traffic.

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How do you think they're doing? Take our poll.

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Don Feinstein July 05, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Absolutely they help. A big relief. Happy to see them. Now if they could only control miscreants who insist on making illegal right turns from straight ahead lanes at southbound Church and Sunset, I'd be even more happy. Please pass on my appreciation.
Richard F. July 05, 2012 at 03:06 PM
They are definitely helping at Sunset and Barrington by preventing the gridlock caused by the miscreants who insist on jamming the intersection when the light turns yellow.
Jay Handal July 05, 2012 at 03:26 PM
This should have been done in Brentwood Village months ago and would have saved local businesses from financial ruin. These TCS's should also be trained and allowed to supercede the traffic lights like in N.Y. This would produce additional movement and shorter traffic lines.
Patricia Gioffre July 05, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Get some traffis control officers on SS Blvd. . B.W. residents have been askimg for years. Now that the frwy is closed we can actually drive down the street during rush hour. at a regular speed. Only some that don't know about the closures and some that live locally are on the street. What does that tell you? Police, traffic control and firemen are the most important and the most cut out of employment it seems.
Melinda Kelly July 05, 2012 at 06:26 PM
It depends. If the officers have a sense of the traditional traffic patterns it does. But often they respond to visuals and then address a perceived backup on a feeder street that causes a blockage on an artery. The bigger thing they are fighting is that the signals are still timed for pre-construction traffic and in many cases there are fewer lanes or no turn on ____ that are causing traffic backing up. While CalTrans has been great in terms of getting the message out, it seems to me there has been a bit of a lag on some other areas.
Les Weinstein July 05, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Is this a rhetorical question? Are you serious I do not know the dissenters but the only possible reason for a "no" is if they are not adequately trained.
Jared Morgan July 05, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Les, perhaps I should have phrased the question differently. What questions would you like to have answered? I ran this poll to gauge the community's fondness of the TCO's. I'm looking into how long they're supposed to be posted and what the cost associated with having them around is. I know that some people would like to have them around the entire time there are street closures.
JIM REICH July 06, 2012 at 12:21 AM
they mostly stand around and look at the traffic, i've never seen one actively waving & guiding traffic they watch a signal light if its working,and when its green they motion to go..DUH..i know what a green light means......
Lou Adams July 07, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Why don't you do a poll on Santa Monica traffic control?
Jamie Pendleton October 09, 2012 at 06:09 PM
(John)Jay Handal operates a restaurant (San Gennaro Cafe) with a Revoked License, He also does not pay his employees minimum wages nor insure them through workers comp as he is legally required too, and has 45 judgements against his business San Gennaro Inc, a link to his revoked alcohol license ( Brentwood-tonians, Beware! ) http://abc.ca.gov/datport/LQSData.asp?ID=19215030

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