BLOG: Gov. Wolf Announces Partnership With Waze to Improve Traveler Information (ROUND-UP)

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 15, 2015 BLOG: Gov. Wolf Announces Partnership With Waze to Improve Traveler Information (ROUND-UP) By: Megan Healey, Deputy Press Secretarycenter_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Government That Works,  Round-Up,  The Blog Governor Tom Wolf yesterday announced travel information available for Pennsylvania roadways is being expanded through a free, two-way data-sharing partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Waze, a real-time crowdsourced navigation app through which drivers share road conditions.“As travelers rely more and more on their smartphones for real-time traffic data, this new partnership represents yet another way PennDOT is modernizing to keep up with the demands of its customers,” Governor Wolf said.Check out the coverage:AP: PennDOT, Waze to share information on roads“The state of Pennsylvania and popular navigation app Waze are partnering to offer drivers even more real-time information about crashes, road conditions and construction zones. Governor Tom Wolf announced the partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Waze on Monday. Wolf says Waze will get PennDOT’s road condition reporting data to share with the app’s users. The department will use data reported by those users to boost traffic-condition monitoring. They say the partnership can help agencies respond more quickly to congestion.” [AP, 12/14/15]Philadelphia Inquirer: Waze, PennDOT to share road-condition info“More information about crashes, construction and other traffic problems on Pennsylvania’s highways is headed to your smartphone, thanks to a new partnership between Waze and the state Department of Transportation. The data sharing will boost the information available to travelers using the crowdsourced navigation app and improve PennDOT’s internal traffic monitoring, officials said. Waze will now receive PennDOT’s data about road conditions to share with its users. The real-time PennDOT data will supplement the incident and slow-down information reported by the app’s users.” [Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/14/15]Fox 29: PennDOT, Waze Team on Traffic Info“The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and popular traffic app Waze  have formed a partnership in order to improve traffic information, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday. Under terms of the deal, Waze and PennDOT will share data with one another. Waze will share its crowd-sourced traffic and incident reports with PennDOT, while PennDOT will share its road condition reporting data with Waze.” [Fox29, 12/14/15]Fox43: PennDOT and Waze to share road condition info“Governor Wolf believes motorists will benefit from a partnership between PennDot and Waze,  a real-time crowdsourced navigation app through which drivers share road conditions. ‘As travelers rely more and more on their smartphones for real-time traffic data, this new partnership represents yet another way PennDOT is modernizing to keep up with the demands of its customers,’ Governor Wolf said. Waze will receive PennDOT’s road condition reporting data to share with its users, while the department will use data reported by people using Waze to supplement internal traffic-condition monitoring.” [Fox43, 12/14/15]NBC10: PennDOT, Navigation App Waze to Share Road Information“The state of Pennsylvania and popular navigation app Waze are partnering to offer drivers even more real-time information about crashes, road conditions and construction zones.Governor Tom Wolf announced the partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Waze on Monday. Wolf says Waze will get PennDOT’s road condition reporting data to share with the app’s users. The department will use data reported by those users to boost traffic-condition monitoring.” [NBC10, 12/14/15]last_img read more

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Frampton dismisses Hearn offer

first_img Press Association Belfast star Frampton insists the all-British bout can only take place as a co-promotion with his own Cyclone Promotions, and if an agreement cannot be reached he will instead pursue a voluntary defence of his IBF super-bantamweight crown. Frampton said in a statement: “My team and I have been in negotiations with Matchroom Sport to co-promote this fight. Carl Frampton has dismissed an alleged £1.5million offer made by Scott Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn and demanded more talks with a view to sealing a world title unification bout this summer.center_img ” It has been made very clear to Matchroom Sport throughout the entire negotiation period that this huge domestic fight can only take place as a co-promotion. “It is therefore frustrating that Matchroom have deviated from negotiations with this offer.” Hearn scribbled the sum on a cheque in front of cameras on Tuesday in a clear attempt to speed up negotiations for the bout. But television remains one of a number of potential sticking points with WBA champion Quigg under contract with Matchroom who work exclusively with Sky. Frampton meanwhile has been working with ITV and his last title defence in January was the first world title fight to be broadcast live on terrestrial TV in the UK for seven years. Hearn confirmed the £1.5million offer and said it was made after previous negotiations for the fight had reached a stalemate. He said in a statement: ” They (Cyclone Promotions) are right that negotiations have been ongoing but they ended last week when we hit a brick wall. “We’re frustrated. (Kell) Brook versus (Amir) Khan has fallen by the wayside and we want to make sure that this fight happens. “We’ve made Carl an offer of £1.5million to fight in Manchester on July 18. There’s no reason why this fight can’t happen and we are willing to put the money up. “There’s no offer from them and all the revenue is being delivered by us. We have massive respect for Carl, he’s a brilliant fighter that I have worked with in the past. These are two great champions and we just want to see the fight; let’s get it made.” last_img read more

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No sign of temperatures dropping, say Met Eireann

first_imgDonegal is set to swelter in the sunshine well into next week, according to Met Eireann.It was initially believed that the unusual hot spell would break over the weekend.But Met Éireann forecaster Joanna Donnelly explained this morning that there is no sign of the current high pressure “breaking”. Temperatures topped 30C in parts of the country yesterday – and are expected to rise again today.Speaking on RTE Radio One’s Morning Ireland, Ms Donnelly said the temperatures will be “marginally higher” today as they’re “starting from a higher base” overnight.“It will be another hot and sunny day today with temperatures jumping over 30C once again,” she said.“Today, we are starting at a marginally higher base and temperatures will be marginally higher because they’re starting from a higher base. “We can expect 31C, maybe even 32C inland, likely in the same places that experienced higher temperatures yesterday.“There will also be a light, easterly wind that will moderate a little later, but it will be overall a dry, warm, sunny, hot summer’s day with sea breezes along the coasts,” she continued.“Tonight, the temperatures will be between 13 and 15 degrees as well, and it will be the same tomorrow after another hot and sunny day.“It will be another warm and sunny day on Saturday and Sunday, as the high pressure is not breaking down.“So it’s another day pushed out – we were looking at uncertainty but the latest model shows its set to continue with more dry, warm and sunny weather next week too.” In fact, the mercury is set to rise even higher today and tomorrow, building on the 31C high recorded yesterday at Shannon Airport.No sign of temperatures dropping, say Met Eireann was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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