New 511 Mobile App a Valuable Resource for Florida Travelers and Commuters

Florida Department of Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation
Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11:26 AM.

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) today launched its Florida 511 mobile app for Android devices. The Florida 511 app now is available for both Android and Apple devices and can be downloaded for free on Google Play or iTunes.

AAA says the roadways could be crowded this Labor Day weekend with the anticipated number of travelers taking road trips reaching a post-recession high. In Florida, 1.5 million are expected travel by car during the holiday weekend, making the Florida 511 mobile app an essential travel tool to avoid and plan for traffic accordingly.

FDOT’s 511 Traveler Information System provides up-to-date traffic information on crashes, congestion, construction and more on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and many major metropolitan roadways. The Florida 511 app provides the same real-time traffic and travel time information as the 511 phone system, website and Twitter feeds.

The 511 app uses GPS tracking to provide users with traffic information within miles of their location. Users can set the app to provide information for a range of up to 200 miles from their location, view traffic in a select city or county by typing in a desired location or receive traffic information based on their registered My Florida 511 custom routes. Travel time information also is available based on location and direction of travel.

The Florida 511 app offers traffic updates in four ways:

    * Interactive map view displaying incidents

    * On-screen list of incidents

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