DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS:
TRAFFIC AND SIGNAL ENGINEERING CONSOLIDATION
Traffic and Signal Engineering functions are now spread over four divisions, both inside and outside of the Bureau of Transportation. This causes confusion among City management, outside agencies, and the public.
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Note: Maintenance functions such as sign installation or signal maintenance are not shown and are not proposed for reorganization.
City managers and the public have difficulty determining the appropriate responsible contacts when several seemingly related traffic or signal questions fall in different units. For example, City staff are frequently called upon to attend community meetings, at which concerns relating to truck traffic, missing signs, speed bumps, and signal timing issues are common. Currently, five different Departmental units are assigned responsibility to these types of issues. The proposed change would allow a single organizational unit to address all of these related issues.