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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NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers sweep weekend Exhibition Series in Whitecourt

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers were on the road this weekend for a four-game Exhibition Series in Whitecourt.On Friday night, the Trackers took on the Peace River Royals in game one of the series.The Trackers managed to break the ice and win the game 7-1 over the Royals.- Advertisement -Then in game two, on Saturday morning, the Trackers face the Grande Prairie Storm.The Trackers managed to repeat their game from the night before, winning the game 7-1 over the Storm.The Trackers would then move on to game three on Saturday afternoon to play the Whitecourt Wolverines.Advertisement The Trackers out-performed the competition again by finishing the game with a score in the double-digits of 10-1 over the Wolverines.Then in the fourth and final game of the series, on Sunday, the Trackers would once again face the Storm.This time, the Trackers would completely shut out the Storm 7-0.Up next, the Trackers start the regular season with three games on the road with the first game on Friday night, September 27, against the Lloydminster Blazers.Advertisement The full Northern Alberta Hockey League’s Midget AA schedule can be found here.last_img read more

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Swansea caretaker boss to continue over the festive period

first_imgCaretaker boss Alan Curtis says he is preparing to take charge of Swansea’s festive fixtures as the club’s search for a new manager continues.Curtis picked up his first point since being put in temporary charge following the sacking of Garry Monk as Swansea fought out a goalless draw with West Ham at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.The draw was not enough to take Swansea out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone but, just like Curtis’ dug-out debut in the 2-1 defeat at Manchester City last weekend, it was an improved performance compared to the final games of Monk’s 22-month reign.Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins hopes to name a new manager in the next week – with former Argentina and Chile coach Marcelo Bielsa still the preferred choice – but Curtis says his job is to focus on preparing the team for the Boxing Day visit of West Brom and the trip to Crystal Palace two days later.“We are preparing as if we are in charge, there is a quick turnaround of games,” Curtis said after Swansea had ended a run of three successive defeats.“We have to prepare not just for West Brom, but for Palace.“If someone comes in they can take the reins but we have to prepare.“It is important to bring someone in sooner rather than later, but it is more important to get the right man.“If that takes a while then we are happy to carry on – and we assume we will be in charge.”Swansea dominated for long periods but they struggled to create chances and break down a resilient West Ham defence.But Curtis felt they should have been awarded a 62nd-minute penalty when Ki Sung-yueng’s goal-bound shot struck the hand of Hammers defender James Collins.“I was not sure at the time, but when I see it again it looks like a penalty,” Curtis said.“Down the bottom you do not get the decisions you deserve.“We just need that good fortune and we are frustrated.“In terms of possession we were excellent, we looked like Swansea City again.“We bossed the game but we just lacked that killer edge up front.” 1 Alan Curtis last_img read more

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