Monday, May 28, 2012

511 Virginia -- Online and Mobile Tools for Loudoun County Motorists

The Virginia Department of Transportation has launched the next generation of 511 traffic information. 

VDOT 511 app
Motorists can download a free mobile app that will give them real-time traffic information, visit the new 511 website with live streaming video of traffic conditions or call the improved 511 phone system. 

The new system includes several features and enhancements, all accessed via
  • Mobile apps for Android and iPhone featuring real-time traffic cameras, travel times, electronic message signs and traffic maps
  • New and improved 511 phone service with a better voice recognition system
  • Website showing incidents, construction zones, electronic message signs, travel times and traffic cameras
  • The majority of traffic cameras stream video at 15 frames per second, providing sharp and clear images
  • Reach the Beach information that shows the fastest routes to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and the Outer Banks Expressway
According to VDOT, since its inception in 2002, 511 Virginia has received more than 11 million calls and 8 million website visits. The 511 Virginia service typically receives 200,000 calls each month. The system can be accessed by calling 511 from any land line or cell phone in Virginia or visiting

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