California Department of Transportation District 11 & San Diego & Imperial Counties Caltrans Info Edge

District 11

Friday, May 13, 2011

Contact: Media Information Officer Edward Cartagena

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Caltrans Unveils Transportation Info On Twitter Starting Monday

SAN DIEGO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in San Diego announced that it is joining the age of social media by offering transportation information for people who use Twitter.

Starting on Monday, Caltrans will offer its “followers” on Twitter timely “Tweets” on highway closure information – both planned construction and maintenance closures and incidents expected to create lengthy traffic delays in the San Diego Region.  The service will initially be available weekdays, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and in the event of after-hours highway emergencies.

To receive Caltrans “Tweets” you may go to the Caltrans web page,, and click on the Twitter button, or go directly to this web link:!/SDCaltrans.

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