2012-07-12 / Sports

PennDOT’s 511PA Travel Info Web Site Reaches 2 Million Visits

Pennsylvania’s 511PA system, which provides free travel information including construction alerts and realtime traffic cameras, reached a milestone in June of 2 million total Web site visits, Penn- DOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said last week.

“The 511PA system places reliable information at the fingertips of anyone traveling in Pennsylvania,” Schoch said. “Motorists travel millions of miles on Pennsylvania roadways every year, and I’m pleased to see they are taking advantage of 511PA to help avoid unnecessary delays and to better plan their trips.”

The 511PA telephone system has received more than 1 million calls and more than 15,000 people have signed up for personalized text or email alerts.

Launched in 2009, the 511PA service provides travel information such as active and planned construction, incident alerts and weather alerts for more than 2,900 miles of Pennsylvania highways. Average traffic speeds are also available for several interstates and other major roadways in urban areas.

The 511PA system is accessible 24-hours-per-day, seven days a week at www.511PA.com or by calling 5-1-1. PennDOT asks motorists to not call 511PA while driving. Motorists should safely pull off the road before calling, or do so before leaving home.

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