Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Transportation Technology Helps Winter Travelers

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Transportation Technology Helps Winter Travelers

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Thankfully, many Pennsylvanians heeded our warnings not to travel during the recent winter storm. Butwithout being on the road, it can be hard to tell what conditions might be, especially for those who don't have the option to stay home.

We recently made available on www.511PA.com the location of more than 700 PennDOT andcontracted plow trucks across the state, including 114 in our districts covering seven southwestern Pennsylvaniacounties. These trucks cover mostly interstates and expressways and are part of our automated vehicle location (AVL) system pilot.

While these 700 trucks don't represent all of PennDOT's more than 2,200 trucks statewide, making this information available is a great public resource. In fact, morethan 121,000 website visits from Friday, Jan. …

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