CHARLESTON, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Today the Public Service Commission and the Department of Transportation held a ribbon-cutting for two new state-of-the-art weigh stations on I-77 near Mineral Wells.
These facilities are equipped with Intelligent Imaging System’s Smart Roadside and Automated Thermal Inspection Systems (ATIS), which are the most comprehensive roadside safety platforms available for commercial vehicle enforcement. Smart Roadside will streamline roadside operations and expand E-Screening capabilities through DOT readers, license plate readers and thermal imaging technology. ATIS automatically screens commercial motor vehicles for failing brakes, wheel bearing failures, loose wheels and flat tires, with a 90% detection rate for bad brakes and flat tires.
“This technological leap in law enforcement has been three years in the making,” said PSC Chairman Charlotte Lane. “The long-standing relationship between the Public Service Commission and the Division of Transportation is the perfect example of how state agencies can work together to create a safer environment for the people of West Virginia. We also thank the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, who funded our new equipment through an Innovative Technology Deployment Program grant.”
“The Division of Transportation is excited about the opportunity to work with the Public Service Commission in modernizing the weigh stations at Mineral Wells,” said Greg Bailey, Chief Engineer of Operations for WVDOT. “This will greatly enhance our ability to provide proper weight enforcement, while improving our ability to move freight in a safe and speedy manner, both for consumers and freight haulers.”