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Bloomberg: GPS Devices Will Be Installed on All Plows
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 06:54 PM
(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Saying his pilot project installing GPS devices -- essentially low-cost walkie talkies-- on snowplows was a success, NYC Mayor Bloomberg says all plows will get them.
From today's Mayoral snow debrief: "One of the GPS -equipped plows got stuck, and the driver was just able to touch a button and alert his garage and also talk to the other snowplow drivers who were in the neighborhood."
Sanitation Commissioner Doherty says the devices, costing $40 a piece, should be in all 1700 trucks and plows by winter's end. No word from City Hall on whether the public will be able to see the data in real time.
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