Worth it or wasted: Highway Advisory Radio - FOX 13 News

Worth it or wasted: Highway Advisory Radio

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

It pays to be informed when you're driving down the interstate, and the Florida Department of Transportation is hoping you'll pay attention to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) when the lights are flashing.

The state has built 61 HAR sites on interstates scattered around the state. You'll find them by tuning into station 1640 AM.

LINK: http://www.dot.state.fl.us/trafficoperations/its/Projects_Telecom/HAR.shtm

FDOT uses them to provide motorists information on traffic crashes, road closures and evacuations. The cost to maintain one is $2,521 per site, per year, or an annual maintenance cost statewide of $153,800.

It's approximately $80,000 to replace one site. Do you think the money spent by FDOT on the Highway Advisory Radio system is worth it or wasted?


THANK YOU to all those who took our text poll. Here are the results:

  • Waste: 76%
  • Worth: 24%

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