Mobility squad gives few tickets

TVA says the city’s new mobility squad is handing out few tickets. The squad, created last summer, is meant to keep traffic moving in the busiest parts of town by getting illegally stopped or parked vehicles to move along.

But is counting tickets the way to judge whether this is working? I would’ve thought simply talking to drivers and getting them to move would be the ideal outcome, but success doing this can’t so easily be bean-counted.

In other traffic news, the city says the corner of Atwater and Tupper, where a woman died in December under the wheels of a dump truck coming from the Children’s Hospital construction site, has been made safer, but the only change mentioned here is that the pedestrian crossing light has been boosted to 18 seconds from 9 seconds previously.