Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:26:38 GMT
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year. AAA says the average gas price in Georgia right now is about $3.46 a gallon. That'sMore >>
If you're traveling this Memorial Day Weekend, you may notice you're paying about the same at the pump as last year.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:20:46 GMT
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear. Rangers expect a large number of boaters all weekend. They say they will strictlyMore >>
Looks like will have great weather for Memorial Day weekend and DNR Rangers are preparing for big crowds on Lake Blackshear.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:14:04 GMT
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma. Not only are a lot of people already donating items, but people are chippingMore >>
A Cordele woman and her father are leading an effort to send clothes and other supplies to tornado victims in Moore, Oklahoma.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:20 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:20:52 GMT
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Emphasizes Need for Additional Investment
HARRISBURG, Pa., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT today announced Pennsylvania's first-ever Transportation Performance Report, a detailed rating of the state's efforts in safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability, with the results underscoring the need for additional transportation investment.
The report, a combined effort of the State Transportation Commission (STC), the State Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and PennDOT, reviews the system's status, performance within current resources, and opportunities for progress.
"This performance report shows that PennDOT has made great strides in traffic safety and modernizing its operations, but we still have significant needs that we can't address with the resources we have," said PennDOT Secretary and STC Chairman Barry J. Schoch. "I invite the public, our customers, to review the findings to see our progress and challenges in the system they use every day."
In the categories of system capacity enhancements, local bridge conditions, pavement reconstruction and transit infrastructure, the state's performance is rated as "low" due to limited resources and magnitude of need.
Many mobility areas are improving due to increased focus on traveler information, traffic signal modernization and freight movement. While measures like state bridge conditions and project delivery are also improving, additional resources are needed to keep pace with demands.
The state's performance in most highway safety focus areas, transit ridership, and accountability through initiatives like Next Generation are rated as "good."
The report was developed over three months and will be updated every two years. The 15-member STC includes the Transportation Secretary, 10 private citizens appointed by the governor, and the majority and minority chairs of the state Senate and House Transportation Committees. The TAC is a 30-member body that assists the state Transportation Secretary and STC.