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Pennsylvania looks to privatize '511' roadway information for motorists

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Pennsylvania's Public/Private Transportation Partnership (P3) Board is looking to privatize its popular '511PA' roadway information system.

The Board has approved a project soliciting private sector proposals to manage and operate PennDOT's 511 system, 511PA, as well as the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Roadway Information Program (TRIP).

In operation since 2009, 511PA provides traffic-delay warnings, weather forecasts, average traffic speeds on urban interstates and access to more than 670 traffic cameras. The 511 site also provides easy-to-use, color-coded winter road conditions for all interstates and other routes covered in the 511 reporting network. Regional Twitter alerts are also available on the 511PA website...


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Submitted Jan 15, 2013 By: PD
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hmw10284
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:51:12 PM

"If the board determines a state operation would be more cost-effectively administered by a private company, the company will be authorized to submit a proposal and enter into a contract to either completely or partially take over that operation for a defined period of time." the main problem I see is the board itself. They are appointed so are most likely political flunkies not engineers or logistics people. End result, higher cost to the tax payer for the flunkies salaries and highly questionable decisions based on the dollars that flow into their pockets from special interests.
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SUV2009
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 4:33:51 PM

Okay
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 3:07:34 PM

OLD
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CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 2:35:11 PM

Do we have this in Calif?
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 11:53:07 AM

old
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cssco
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:31:40 AM

Good, now compare the two and find out the most cost effective.
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 10:15:59 AM

Why not
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bluebird1
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:55:18 AM

Likely for the best!!
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91_Metro_Man
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:42:54 AM

Just do it.
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CptnCanada
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:42:53 AM

I could understand the same post for days on the weekend but it is MIDWEEK NOW
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:40:37 AM

Old "news".
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Ticobird
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:39:04 AM

Privatization often saves money and produces better results. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:38:24 AM

OLD.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:37:33 AM

old news.
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fullauto
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:37:17 AM

more revenue?
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:37:04 AM

rerun
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AmmoManAaron
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:33:28 AM

This just seems silly.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:32:46 AM

If privatized, will it still be as good for the motorists?
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:31:43 AM

I could care less...
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:31:00 AM

Old News....
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:30:12 AM

Yesterday's story.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:30:06 AM

Why do I care?
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:29:58 AM

More toll roads????
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Tolls are going up or if they don't exist now they will very soon!
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:26:46 AM

They have too.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:25:08 AM

old stuff
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Yesterdays news
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:24:32 AM

Old story.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:24:26 AM

Could be a good idea, but am not sure how much revenue it would really generate.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:23:15 AM

old news, but I still think this is a good move to provide the best service most economically.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:22:37 AM

Yesterdays News! Another slow news day!
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:20:57 AM

old
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:20:16 AM

Old news
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:19:51 AM

old
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:19:32 AM

It all helps the economy...
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:19:27 AM

Sounds like a good idea!
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:19:19 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:18:11 AM

Good 4 them.....
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:18:03 AM

sounds familiar
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#1purple
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:17:43 AM

yesterday news ...
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nickatnite
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:17:42 AM

I'm glad I live in Indiana where traffic isn't so bad to need such a thing.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:16:58 AM

If it saves them money, and improves service, it's a good deal all around.
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FrankTA2
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:16:56 AM

Don't think it is a good idea to privitize.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:16:32 AM

Again.
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w4kh
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:16:32 AM

Privatizing is probably better than having state employees screwing with it...
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:16:04 AM

Suckers.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:15:40 AM

Probably a waste of tax payers money and lining someone's pockets.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:14:56 AM

"JamesCalvin" Yes, as always
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:14:35 AM

sos
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2013 9:14:22 AM

Old news.
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