Monday, March 10, 2014

New Jersey Is Mapping Its Potholes

Both Spokane and Spokane County have "pothole hotlines" or web pages where you can report the location of a pothole in order to have it fixed. Many communities offer these options as a way for the public to help pinpoint the location of the craters. In New Jersey, they're taking the technology one step further and mapping the location of the holes reported, so people can check it out in advance to try to avoid potholes on their daily routes.
And the people reporting the potholes are adding comments too, to let people know how bad the holes are or one what side of the road.
If you'd like to check it out, the link is here. I wonder, if we did a map like this in our area, what it would look like?

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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