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

6 Oct

Blend of old and new in popular Corinda

first_imgPolished timber floors feature throughout the home.The 607sq m, fully fenced yard offers plenty of room for the kids to play and pets to frolic.The size of the block is ideal for car or camping enthusiasts, providing space for trailers, camper vans and multiple cars in addition to the garage and carport.Not to mention the in-ground pool, which Mr Tavendale said he couldn’t live without.“I suffer with the heat, so I spend most of the year in there,” he said.Ray White’s Cameron Crouch said the property would make the perfect family home, particularly for an entry-level buyer.“For me, it resonates as being a great entry level property, but with everything done to it,” he said. The home has open-plan living.It was the couple’s first home and they’ve lovingly restored it to its former glory with a bit of elbow grease and fresh touches.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019But a desire to be closer to family has convinced them to sell up.“We’ve got young children and want to be closer to babysitters,” Mr Tavendale joked.The four-bedroom, post-war home blends character features such as VJ walls and polished timber floors with modern appointments.The open-plan lounge and dining is the hub of the home, connecting the eat-in kitchen, but it’s the back of the property that appeals. The home at 15 Allan Tce, CorindaPOOL?  Tick. Big backyard? Tick. Close to everything? Tick.When it comes to location, space and convenience, this home ticks all the boxes.So it’s not surprising the owner, Ryan Tavendale, still occasionally asks himself why he’s leaving.Mr Tavendale and wife Kate bought the property at 15 Allan Terrace, Corinda, in 2010 and fell in love with the place.“We love the general vibe of the neighbourhood,” he said.“We like the proximity to parks and schools and it’s convenient for me to get to work in the city.”last_img read more