DOT will continue to expand the use of Weigh-in-Motion scales. Overweight trucks damage our roadways and put companies that follow the rules at an economic disadvantage.
Strategic Plan 2016 Initiative
Related OneNYC Initiative
Short-Term Milestones (by end of 2017)
DOT will install two new WIM sites in Queens.
DOT installed WIM sites on Van Dam Street in January 2016 and on Rockaway Boulevard in April 2016. DOT will explore upgrading sites with additional sensor technologies and cameras.
DOT will complete a Video Analytics pilot for truck rule compliance.
DOT has completed the first phase of the video analytics pilot. DOT will be exploring the use of additional technologies as part of future pilot phases.
DOT will finalize design plans for a permanent truck inspection site for Maspeth Queens.
DOT continues to work on advancing design plans for a permanent inspection site.
DOT will build out the Trucks Eye View truck Blind spot training program with its private sector partners.
DOT held five Trucks Eye View events in 2017 with a total of 1,742 participants, including at the Forest Park Fall Festival in October 2017, at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Weekend Walks in May 2017, and as part of Safety Zone at Summer Streets in August 2017.
DOT will pilot an off-route truck detection program with the NYPD in Maspeth Queens, leveraging infra red sensors and cameras.
DOT is coordinating with NYPD to evaluate the feasibility of an off-route truck detection program in Maspeth, Queens.
Medium-Term Milestones (by end of 2021)
Based on the success of these pilot efforts, DOT will expand these approaches to additional locations.