Real-time traveler information enables the traveling public to make informed transportation choices. 511 is a three-digit dialing code designated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2000, making it easy for users to access traveler information services. The current 511 three-digit number routes the call to the region the traveler is calling from for region-specific information. The 511 Deployment Coalition is looking to establish a national 511 traveler information service. With advancements in technology, many 511 systems also offer web-based travel information, multimodal planning, trip planning, ridesharing and mobile applications for Android and Apple users.
Documents & Resources:
- TRB 2013 Annual Report
- ITS America Annual Report 2010-2011
- FHWA 511 Deployment Status (FHWA website)
Regional 511 Links:
System Operations Links