2010-10-14 / Local & State

PennDOT Wants To Know Your Thoughts About ‘511PA’

PennDOT is seeking customer feedback about the 511PA information system and encourages motorists to visit www.511pa.com to take a five-minute online survey.

Pennsylvania’s 511PA system recently celebrated its one-year anniversary and PennDOT continues to look for ways to enhance the popular service.

“We are proud of the progress we have made in providing travelers with more information, and we look forward to hearing suggestions from our customers to make the system even better,” said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E.

The department expects to unveil an updated version of 511PA later this year that will add 630 miles of state roads to the reporting network and a 511PA feed via Twitter.

Currently, the 511PA roadway network includes all 1,759 miles of interstate highways in Pennsylvania, including the Pennsylvania Turnpike, as well as other major roadways in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The service also provides weather information, links to transit agencies and major airports as well as tourism information.

Future plans for 511PA call for such enhancements as making traffic camera images available on mobile devices. The survey is an excellent opportunity to help shape the future direction of 511PA.

511PA is available by calling 511 or is accessed online at www.511PA.com. PennDOT urges motorists to avoid calling 511PA while driving. Motorists should safely pull off the road before calling the system, or check online for travel delays before starting your trip.

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