Technology To Allow Residents To Monitor City Plow Trucks

plowPITTSBURGH – People who live in Pittsburgh will soon have a new way to find out if their street has been plowed or salted.

The city will soon use the plow trucks’ GPS devices to help residents keep track of where the trucks are and what streets they’ve treated.

Residents will be able to track the trucks online through the city’s website. The tracker will also show how many trucks are out during a storm.

“You’re going to be able to click on a particular street or route and see when a particular truck was there and at what time,” said Pittsburgh Public Works Director Mike Gable.

Citizens will be able to see if there is a truck approaching their area, but at least initially you won’t be able to narrow it down much further.

“Well, I don’t know if you’re going to know when it’s going to be at your  house, when you can see it coming down the route,” said Gable. “It’s going to be a window; we don’t know what that is going to be right now. I think a six-hour window.”

But the website will provide proof of when a street has been serviced.  More