Senior thesis: Solving traffic snarls

Steven Schultz

Princeton NJ -- Meghan Fehlig looked for a senior thesis project that would combine three interests: engineering, the environment and community service.

She found what she wanted in the snarled traffic of Route 1.

Fehlig's thesis examines the local road's surprisingly long history of congestion and develops an innovative solution that her adviser hopes will prompt a further look from traffic engineers around the country.