Grand Rapids considering installing GPS units in plows

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Plow trucks in Grand Rapids could soon have GPS trackers in them.

It would allow the city to keep tabs on where their plows are on the roads to manage winter operations better.

The system would also include an online portal, so people at home can see where the trucks are and if their street has been plowed.

The city commission has received two quotes from two separate vendors.

If approved, both the city, and the chosen firm would have to pay a few thousand dollars to install the GPS devices into 10 Grand Rapids plows.

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  • Josh

    I don’t need a GPS to tell me the city plows haven’t made it to my street. I just have to look and see all the stuck cars. 48 hours later and still no plowing for our street or the streets that intersect at either end. I guess we’ll just have to wait until summer.

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