Nampa, Idaho aims to better sync traffic lights with new software

The city is aiming to curb those frustrations and boost public safety with a new traffic signal network called an “Intelligent Transportation System.” The system will bring the cameras at Nampa’s traffic signals into one network that can be monitored and controlled from a remote location.

Installing the network citywide is expected to cost $5 million, so the city plans to phase in the system, according to Jeff Barnes, deputy public works director for transportation. One of the primary goals of the first phase is to improve the flow of freight traffic, he said.

Nampa has 60 traffic signals, along with 13 pedestrian signals. The first phase, expected to cost $2 million, would involve 27 signals mostly in downtown Nampa, north through Garrity Boulevard to the Idaho Center Boulevard.