17 Oct

BLOG: New Plow Tracking Technology Put To The Test

first_img By: Leslie S. Richards, Secretary of Transportation January 26, 2016 BLOG: New Plow Tracking Technology Put To The Test Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Blizzard 2016,  Innovation,  The Blog,  Weather Safety Much of the state just experienced historic snowfall that brought, in some cases, a winter’s worth of snow over a couple of days. Thankfully, many Pennsylvanians heeded our warnings to not travel during this hazardous weather. But without being on the road, it can be hard to assess conditions, especially for those who don’t have the option to stay home.On Saturday afternoon, a PennDOT plow was the only vehicle on part of Interstate 81.This winter, we have made available on www.511PA.com the location of more than 700 PennDOT and contracted plow trucks across the state. 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 resource for the public.Check out the story from the Philadelphia Inquirer, and how NBC 10 in Philadelphia showed their viewers how the plow tracker works.We were very pleased to see media, customers and officials alike sharing this resource online (just search “PennDOT track” on Twitter). And the numbers show that 511PA, which also offers travel alerts, traffic cameras, alerts on speed and vehicle restrictions and more, was used by hundreds of thousands of customers. The website saw 379,000 visits from Friday through Sunday – 173,000 of those came on Saturday, making it the highest number of visits since the site launched in 2009. From Friday through Monday, more than 121,000 of the visits used the “Plow Truck” option.And, as they say, there’s an app for that! While the 511PA app primarily gives hands-free, eyes-free travel updates while you’re traveling, you can also use it before you go to check our traffic map where you can see the plow truck information. We’re still getting numbers for the whole weekend, but on Friday when the storm started, nearly 10,000 people downloaded the iPhone or Android app, bringing the total number of app users to more than 112,000!Through a weekend that relied so heavily on our services, we were glad to have another example of PennDOT’s efforts to support a Government That Works for Pennsylvania drivers. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

23 Sep

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 22

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,145; 2. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 1,097; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,074; 4. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 1,065; 5. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 993; 6. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 978; 7. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 970; 8. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 967; 9. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 962; 10. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 925; 11. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., 893; 12. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 888; 13. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 883; 14. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 857; 15. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 856; 16. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn., 851; 17. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 844; 18. Dennis LaVeine, West Burlington, Iowa, 840; 19. David Brown, Kellogg, Iowa, 838; 20. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 837.IMCA Late Models – 1. Rob Toland, Davenport, Iowa, 735; 2. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 702; 3. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 595; 4. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 569; 5. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 559; 6. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 553; 7. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 547; 8. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 485; 9. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 482; 10. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 481; 11. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 474; 12. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 463; 13. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 462; 14. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 452; 15. Thad Wilson, Moline, Ill., 451; 16. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa, 446; 17. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 443; 18. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 435; 19. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, 430; 20. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 426.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 692; 2. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 664; 3. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 659; 4. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 658; 5. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 602; 6. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 585; 7. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 571; 8. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 536; 9. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 518; 10. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., and Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, both 493; 12. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 488; 13. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 477; 14. Jeff Day, Greenville, Texas, 473; 15. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 462; 16. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 461; 17. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 450; 18. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 441; 19. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, 436; 20. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 424.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,153; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,111; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,096; 4. Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa, 1,004; 5. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 945; 6. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 929; 7. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 928; 8. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 911; 9. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 883; 10. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 873; 11. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 872; 12. Norman Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, 862; 13. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 859; 14. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 825; 15. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 817; 16. Ron Pettitt, Norfolk, Neb., 797; 17. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, 795; 18. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, and Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, both 780; 20. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 776. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,181; 2. August Bach, Newton, Iowa, 1,072; 3. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,036; 4. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 1,027; 5. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,021; 6. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 950; 7. Tiffany Bittner, Hampton, Neb., 878; 8. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 863; 9. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 855; 10. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 778; 11. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 770; 12. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 756; 13. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 732; 14. Dave Riley, Sioux City, Iowa, 730; 15. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 724; 16. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 710; 17. Nathan Ballard, Marengo, Iowa, 704; 18. Colton Pfeifer, Stockton, Kan., 699; 19. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 687; 20. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 685.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 1,103; 2. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,024; 3. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,010; 4. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 972; 5. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 946; 6. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 925; 7. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 921; 8. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 899; 9. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 870; 10. Robby Rosselli, Minot, N.D., 857; 11. Jesse Skalicky, Fargo, N.D., 842; 12. Brandon Spanjer, Crete, Neb., 811; 13. Ryan King, Montour, Iowa, 803; 14. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 788; 15. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 761; 16. Kevin Bethke, Neenah, Wis., 749; 17. Randy Roberts, Boone, Iowa, 744; 18. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, and Brian Davidson, Bennington, Kan., both 738; 20. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 734.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,172; 2. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 1,087; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 1,044; 4. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 925; 5. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 668; 6. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 594; 7. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 590; 8. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 570; 9. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 538; 10. Dustin Leatherman, Muskogee, Okla., 498; 11. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 497; 12. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 470; 13. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 448; 14. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 445; 15. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 443; 16. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 439; 17. Kyle Wisdom, Abilene, Texas, 428; 18. Bradley Poor, Abilene, Texas, 423; 19. Caden Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 422; 20. Lodi Mitchell, Abilene, Texas, 418.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,162; 2. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 990; 3. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 919; 4. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 910; 5. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 887; 6. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 886; 7. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 880; 8. Randy Nelson, Albion, Neb., 858; 9. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., and Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, both 842; 11. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 830; 12. Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb., 825; 13. James Roose, Grandview, Iowa, 763; 14. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 698; 15. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 675; 16. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 660; 17. Cody Van Dusen, Atalissa, Iowa, 654; 18. David Norquest, York, Neb., 653; 19. Darwin Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 614; 20. Nick Lindblad, Beatrice, Neb., 597.last_img read more