“Unless you try, you won’t know.”
Here’s then-DOT Commisioner Iris Weinshall in 2007 on the subject of countdown clocks for pedestrians.
A pilot project costing $186,000 was launched, even as Weinshall conceded publicly: “We have been against it for a while. Maybe the engineers are incorrect. Maybe this thing will work. But unless you try, you won’t know.”