Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Website Offers Relief for East Coast Labor Day Holiday Travelers

If you are traveling the east coast this upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, you'll be able to save time and better plan your trip thanks to a website that provides real-time traffic information and estimated drive times for roadways in and between major metropolitan areas along the East Coast.

Covering 15 states and 24 metropolitan areas along the I-95 Corridor, offers travelers speed and congestion information on the I-95 corridor, including I-95, the beltways surrounding each major city, and all associated routes that together make up the corridor.

Visitors to the website can manipulate the map to zoom to any of the 15 states and Washington, D.C. Traffic congestion information is presented using various color codes; green to indicate free flow, yellow for moderate congestion, red for heavy congestion, maroon for stop-and-go, and black to indicate a closed road within the coverage area.

Visitors to the are able to choose from a list of predefined locations to set an origin and a destination point. The system then calculates the estimated travel time, the regular travel time at that time of day, the distance between the two points, and a time stamp showing the time since conditions were last updated.

One downside... the content for the Long Distance Trip Planning website has been designed to be utilized without the use of mobile devices. The site is designed for standard PC browsers, and is not formatted for mobile device usage

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