FAQs

General

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How did the concept develop and when did it become a reality?
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How were the pointsmen recruited?
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Who trains the pointsmen?
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What are some of the challenges facing pointsmen on a daily basis?
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What motivates pointsmen?
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Have any pointsmen been accepted into the Metro Police Departments through this initiative?
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Which areas does the project operate in?
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Are all the above areas serviced?
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What motivates sponsors to get involved?
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Do all pointsmen have driver's licenses?
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What are their backgrounds?
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How are the hours determined?
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How are the pointsmen rewarded?
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What is JacarandaFM's involvement?
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How do I report a traffic problem to Traffic Freeflow?
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Will Traffic Freeflow pointsmen be able to attend to every problem?
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How does Traffic Freeflow communicate with the pointsmen?
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What are their working hours?

Complaints

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Why don't pointsmen do duty in the rain?
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Pointsmen slow the traffic down!
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My route that used to take 15 minutes now takes 30 minutes because of the pointsmen.
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The pointsman at "X" intersection wasn't on duty this morning and it doubled my travelling time.
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A request to the public
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Why don't pointsmen work at intersections where the traffic lights are working as they do a better job to get the traffic flowing than when the traffic lights are on?
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Why do we see pointsmen talking on their cellphones instead of working in the intersection?

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