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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Gov. Wolf Announces Expanded PennDOT Technology Pilot to Track Over 700 Plow Trucks

Harrisburg, PA – This winter season, more than 700 plow trucks covering interstates and expressways statewide will be outfitted with technology to improve location and operations information through a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) pilot program, Governor Tom Wolf announced today.

“This system will allow PennDOT to see operations and conditions on the ground in real-time, helping them to better analyze how they do their jobs and get the best investment out of every dollar,” Governor Wolf said. “A government that works is also a transparent one and this pilot is a perfect example of maximizing efficiency and modernizing operations.”

The governor joined PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards at the department’s District 8 headquarters in Harrisburg to explain how the Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system will help improve the department’s real-time information on vehicle movement, plow-route coverage and usage of materials such as salt and anti-skid.

“We expect that this technology will not only help us review truck movement and material usage after a storm, but it should also help us while storms are occurring,” Richards said. “Interstates and expressways are our top priority during winter weather, and this system will help us identify and respond to real-time conditions even better than we do today.”

The AVL system pilot is part of Governor Wolf’s GO-TIME initiative that leverages inter-agency coordination and collaboration to maximize efficiency, modernize state government operations, and provide the highest quality services. The pilot, as one of seven GO-TIME projects identified by PennDOT in 2016-2017, is expected to realize a cost savings of $1.4 million over the next four to six years based on a combination of reduced salt usage and better use of department equipment, Richards said.

In total, 516 PennDOT plow trucks and 212 contracted rental trucks servicing interstates and expressways across the state will have AVL installed. Statewide, PennDOT has 2,200 total department-force trucks and also rents approximately 270 trucks and their operators to maintain the more than 40,000 miles of roadway for which PennDOT is responsible.

PennDOT plans to make the system’s real-time location data available to the public later this year through its traveler information website, www.511PA.com.

For more information on winter operations and how the public can prepare for the season, visit www.PennDOT.gov/winter.

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

Is this possibly another "Big Brother is watching you" under the LIE of worrying about the roads ??? PennDot already know where problem spots are ... He wants to FIX everything that is NOT broke...How about taking the MONEY he is spending on that and make sure ALL our VETERANS are taken care of !!!

Anonymous said...

We need tracking of you wolf! Just to make sure we getting the most for our tax dollars. That doesn't mean raise taxes, that means for you to be responsible spending the enormous amount of tax dollars you already collect! clueless liberal.

Anonymous said...

It would have been better to get rid of the layers at the top and let the employees do their jobs instead of being controlled by someone out of the area clueless to what is happening.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever looked at he states IT organization or looked at their technology. It is really shameful. They need to fix what they have first before they implement another system.

Anonymous said...

all state employees should be 401K like the rest of us.We could save a ton of tax dollars.Pensions are way to generous

Anonymous said...

Get with the times, they did away with the pensions

Anonymous said...

5:20 needs to get a better education if they believe Pa employees don"t get pensions

Anonymous said...

Better yet, check the amount of work completed in a days time! 1 WEEK TO MILL AND FILL APPROXIMATELY 200' OF BLACKTOP. A private contractor would have had that done in less than a days time! DC

Anonymous said...

Penn Dot trucks are NOT Penn Dot trucks at all, 92% are US Military vehicles, the other 8% are decoys. For many years the US Government has been taking over Highway department vehicles for use in government projects. Go to any PennDot heavy duty dump, fuel, or heavy machinery truck, scratch off a little of the yellow paint and underneath you WILL see O.D. Green or tan paint. That's because they are repainted military vehicles, painted to look like PennDot trucks.
These vehicles are used mainly to transport military materials across state highways without notice or suspicion, just like they are using Marcellus shale gas vehicles for the same purpose. Have you ever noticed that you may see PennDot trucks all over a construction area but NOTHING gets done? its because nothing has been planned to get done. Its the perfect cover and the Feds saw this opportunity.
Most of these trucks are transporting fuel, military hardware and nuclear materials.
So only a few PennDot trucks are actually serving the local community and that's all that's needed.
So the Tracking devices are for military purposes only. The enemy would love to get their hands on a few of these PennDot trucks, so it is necessary to put tracking devices on them. Nuff Sed