central new york http://innovationtrail.org en Red to green: Syracuse working to upgrade traffic signal system http://innovationtrail.org/post/red-green-syracuse-working-upgrade-traffic-signal-system <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s what every commuter hates when trying to get to work in the morning: red lights. They slow drive times down and waste gas, but&nbsp;the city of Syracuse is working to upgrade its traffic light system, so drivers see more green.</span></p><p>"By coordinating the traffic lights, what happens is, we can tell the traffic light not only how long to be green in a certain direction, but when to go green," explains Harry Carlson of the city's public works department.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:07:26 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3512 at http://innovationtrail.org Red to green: Syracuse working to upgrade traffic signal system Tighter curves could minimize impact of new I-81 viaduct http://innovationtrail.org/post/tighter-curves-could-minimize-impact-new-i-81-viaduct <p>Tighter curves built into a new Interstate 81 through downtown Syracuse could mean fewer buildings along the highway’s path would need to be torn down.</p><p>Rebuilding the mile and a half of elevated interstate through the city is one of two options transportation planners are recommending for how to replace the current, aging viaduct.</p><p>But a new viaduct would have to be significantly wider than the current one in order to be up to highway standards. It could also be up to ten feet higher.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:46:38 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3501 at http://innovationtrail.org Tighter curves could minimize impact of new I-81 viaduct Tunnel, depressed highway are out in plans for new I-81 http://innovationtrail.org/post/tunnel-depressed-highway-are-out-plans-new-i-81 <p>Syracuse looks less likely to go through its own <a href="http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/highway/TheBigDig.aspx" target="_blank">Big Dig</a>, as state highway transportation officials recommend a tunnel or depressed highway are not the best options for a rebuilt Interstate 81 through Syracuse.</p><p>Transportation officials have been considering <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/16-different-paths-new-interstate-81" target="_blank">several variations of four root options</a> for a new I-81: a rebuilt viaduct, a street-level boulevard, a tunnel, or sunken roadway.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:48:45 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3498 at http://innovationtrail.org Tunnel, depressed highway are out in plans for new I-81 SU nixes contract with developer for new bookstore http://innovationtrail.org/post/su-nixes-contract-developer-new-bookstore <p>After years of trying to build a new off-campus bookstore and fitness center, Syracuse University's efforts took a big step back Friday.</p><p>The university canceled its contract with the developer it had selected to build the project along the 600 block of University Ave., just north of the school's main campus.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:47:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3495 at http://innovationtrail.org SU nixes contract with developer for new bookstore Byrne Dairy's new yogurt plant opens in Cortland County http://innovationtrail.org/post/byrne-dairys-new-yogurt-plant-opens-cortland-county <p>Byrne Dairy has entered the booming yogurt business in upstate New York as its new yogurt production facility goes online this week in Cortland County.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The central New York dairy icon is expanding its milk and ice cream operation to include both traditional and Greek-style yogurt, as well as sour cream and cheese.</span></p><p>Yogurt, namely Greek yogurt, has been a boon for the dairy industry in upstate New York in recent years, led by Chobani and followed by others.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:54:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3488 at http://innovationtrail.org Byrne Dairy's new yogurt plant opens in Cortland County