Commuters to Monitor Road Conditions Through Online Pilot Program

Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation is getting ready to pilot a new program that will allow commuters to monitor road conditions from their computers or mobile devices.  County officials plan to have the “situational dashboard” operational by the first snow fall.

As reported by The Gazette,

This winter season, we will continue to work to ensure that our roadways are cleared and safe for the motorists in Prince George’s County, and we will also take a proactive approach to enhance communications with our residents,” Darrell Mobley, director of the county’s Department of Public Works and Transportation, said in a statement.

Paulette Jones, Mr. Mobley’s Special Assistant, shared additional information about the dashboard.

The Situational Dashboard will provide weather reports and real-time views of major county roads, Jones said, through a partnership with the State Highway Administration, allowing access to their cameras.

It will also link with the county’s Automated Vehicle Locator system, which allows travelers to track all county and contractor snow vehicles to see where they’ve been and where they’re going, Jones said.

The situational dashboard is being developed by the county’s engineers and information technology department.