City councilman proposes garbage truck app

City Councilman David Greenfield, of Brooklyn, has proposed a smartphone app to help drivers avoid becoming stuck behind garbage trucks on narrow city roads.

City Councilman David Greenfield, of Brooklyn, has proposed a smartphone app to help drivers avoid becoming stuck behind garbage trucks on narrow city roads. (1/5/17)

THE BRONX - City Councilman David Greenfield, of Brooklyn, has proposed a smartphone app to help drivers avoid becoming stuck behind garbage trucks on narrow city roads.

Greenfield's legislation would make GPS tracking data of sanitation trucks available to the public.

"It's a clear win-win-win for drivers, sanitation workers and the environment," the councilman said in a statement.

Many drivers support the idea, although critics say it's a waste of tax dollars.

But one Bronx resident News 12 spoke with says the app has a secondary benefit: If you accidentally throw away something valuable, you can track down the truck before it reaches the dump.

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