Disjointed Traffic Signals Frustrate Boston Drivers

Boston drivers are seeing red over out-of-sync traffic lights they say force frequent braking and create gridlock, problems City Hall says it hopes to reduce with new technology, though transportation officials say they’d rather get people out of cars and into public transit or on bikes.

“You have three lights in 50 yards, and the middle one will be green and the other two won’t. Then the opposite. No one’s going anywhere,” Uber driver Felipe Rios told the Herald last week, voicing a common gripe about constant stops and starts that he and other drivers see as unnecessary.