Pa. launches real-time transport site for pope visit

PennDOT and a Pennsylvania Turnpike have launched a website to yield real-time transport information about a state’s highways for a arriving pope visit.

The site – – provides sum about designed closures, trade conditions and directions to get to or equivocate pope venues and other information.

Maps uncover stream highway conditions and users can perspective real-time alerts about construction, line restrictions, accidents and other incidents.

The site was combined for Pope Francis’ Sept. 26 and 27 revisit though is live now.

PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards pronounced in a matter that travelers should use a site “to keep sideways of changing conditions during a visit.”

SEPTA also launched a new website associated to a pope revisit on Monday, with an interactive map for those formulation to use Regional Rail during a pontiff’s stay in Philadelphia.

On a map, permitted during, users click on one of a 18 superficial Regional Rail stations that will be open that weekend.

Users can than perspective a zoomed-in map of that station, that shows information like highway and stairway closures, where riders can be forsaken off and picked up, and either amenities like unstable toilets or bike racks are accessible.