PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh has unveiled a Snow Plow Tracker that lets residents track the movement of 120 vehicles assigned to remove ice and snow.
The city has dealt with complaints that streets in some neighborhoods aren’t cleared fast enough, especially in some hillier areas with narrow streets.
For now, the tracker won’t be updating residents on which streets have actually been plowed or treated, though that feature will be added in the coming months.
But the tracker website – using GPS units on the vehicles – will let residents know the location of Public Works vehicles that have moved within the past four hours.
Mayor Bill Peduto says his administration is “creating a new version of city government that delivers services effectively, efficiently and equitably.”
The system will cost about $31,700 per year.