2017-06-15 / Top News

FDOT’s 511 traveler info system rolls past 30 million calls for help

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Florida 511 Traveler Information System recently hit the 30 million mark for the number of times residents and visitors have used the free service since its launch on June 9, 2009.

On average, 3.8 million motorists annually visit the Florida 511 website, call 511 toll-free or check the free Florida 511 mobile app (available on the Apple App Store or Google Play) for information on how to get to their destination safely and with fewer delays.

The system’s highest usage came in March 2016 when 511 handled more than a half-million requests for real-time traffic information.

The mobile app and website feature an interactive map showing traffic speeds and incidents on roadways around the user’s location. The map includes traffic camera views. In addition, users can register for a My Florida 511 personalized services account to create custom door-to-door routes to favorite destinations. Each route includes travel time estimates and traffic incident information. ¦

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