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In the News (Wed 21 Aug 19)

  
  Iowa Department of Transportation
On July 21, 2000, the FCC designated "511" as the single travel information telephone number to be made available to states and local jurisdictions across the country.
A: 511 is a public service of the telecommunications industry and state of Iowa.
Some 511 services offered in other states may charge the caller for premium information such as tourist information, special events, parking locations and lot status, trip routing and planning, etc. The caller will be notified of any charges.
www.dot.state.ia.us /511/questions_answers.html   (1280 words)

  
 NCSmartLink.org - 511 - "The Future of Travel Information"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
511 is an abbreviated dialing code for travelers to access highway, multi-modal, and other pertinent travel information via landline or wireless phones.
The North Carolina 511 system is part of a nationwide effort to disseminate travel information to the public via another venue, the telephone.
The current goal is to implement 511 in North Carolina in the summer of 2004.
www.ncsmartlink.org /aboutITS/511.html   (185 words)

  
 511 Travel Information
The 511 Deployment Coalition has developed guidelines on what information should be provided by a basic 511 service (content) and the degree of uniformity and consistency of that service across the country (consistency).
The 511 Deployment Coalition recognizes that 511 services will be developed in a bottom-up fashion with state and local transportation agencies - with the close collaboration of the private sector - establishing services in areas and timeframes determined by them.
The 511 Deployment Coalition is very cognizant of the reality that if quality systems do not develop, the transportation industry may lose the privilege of the exclusive use of the 511 number.
www.deploy511.org /introduction.htm   (921 words)

  
 WSDOT - 511 Travel Information Line Improvements
The 511 system is taking on some new characteristics that may generate new interest in the travel information line.
The voice activation system of 511 is so sensitive that it not only picks up voices, but background noise too.
An integrated menu selection is being tested in the touch-tone option of 511, which takes the guesswork out of which menu to pick.
www.wsdot.wa.gov /Traffic/511/improvements.htm   (832 words)

  
 Mississippi Statewide 511 System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
511 is expected to be the face of ITS and traveler information in the United States; a recognizable brand from state to state and useful to commuters and travelers of all types.
He dials 511 from his home phone, and listens to the weather advisory from DPS, indicating the storm has traveled east and is not expected to affect Mississippi.
511 Coalition Guidelines suggest that in order to be identified as the face of ITS nationally, 511 must maintain a certain consistency among all deployed systems.
www.mdot.state.ms.us /its/511_system.htm   (4821 words)

  
 511 Traveler Information Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With 511, users can expect to receive more timely and route-specific information than they hear in a 30-second traffic news slot and they will be able to access the information on demand.
Users can call 511 or check www.511tampabay.com before leaving their departure point to see if there are any traffic or transit problems that might affect their road travel.
Tourists can call 511 before leaving for their destination or the airport to see if there are any congested roads to avoid the hassle of being late.
www.tampagov.net /about_tampa/511_traveler_information_service   (1441 words)

  
 The 411 on 511   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The intent is to implement 511 nationally using a bottom-up approach facilitated by information sharing and a cooperative dialogue through the national associations represented on the Policy Committee, the governing body of the program.
Two 511 Policy Committee retreats were held to develop guidelines for what became known as “the 3-C’s” for 511 deployment.
Establishing 511 is a challenging effort, yet the rewards that can be achieved through improved system performance, improved customer service and improved public perception are highly valuable.
www.sgcpubs.com /tme/index.cfm/powergrid/rfah=|cfap=/CFID/900874/CFTOKEN/97262484/fuseaction/showArticle/articleID/3043   (1769 words)

  
 News - Coalition Leaders Discuss Current And Future 511 Deployment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He noted that 511 is one of the most important endeavors undertaken by his organization, and cited the critical need for "buy-in from all the remaining states and metropolitan regions not yet on board."
Sisson felt that 511 and traveler information were keys to the FTA meeting its goal for increasing ridership by 2 percent in FY 2004.
511 deployment was at a critical juncture between a true national service and a number of "boutique" services and that we needed to focus on reaching the critical mass of services to move towards a true national service
www.itsa.org /itsnews.nsf/180c9c506bf5856985256c2d00174a12/d3eb46b77175a21385256db90062a988?OpenDocument   (881 words)

  
 511 Travel Information
The first 511 service was launched less than a year later (June 2001) in Northern Kentucky, and by early 2005 twenty-five 511 systems had launched with several more on the cusp of launching.
The 511 Deployment Coalition is led by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in close cooperation with the American Public Transit Association (APTA), the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
The intent is to implement 511 nationally using a bottom-up approach facilitated by information sharing and a cooperative dialogue through the national associations represented on the Policy Committee, which is the governing body of the Coalition.
www.deploy511.org   (667 words)

  
 511…Where Your Travel Information Begins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With 511, all the information currently available on the department's travel information website will now be even easier to access right from your telephone, just by touching three buttons.
511 will also be the main line for road conditions when severe weather affects the state.
Timely delivery of goods is essential for many North Carolina companies, and 511 is just one more way NCDOT is delivering efficient travel that will help boost business and the state's economy.
www.ncdot.org /public/speeches/511ceremony08_04.html   (509 words)

  
 511.org - About 511
511 provides up-to-the-minute information on traffic conditions, incidents and driving times, schedule, route and fare information for the Bay Area’s public transportation services, instant carpool and vanpool referrals, bicycling information and more.
511 is managed by a partnership of public agencies led by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the California Highway Patrol, and the California Department of Transportation.
When you call 511, you can ask for the name of a transit agency from the Transit Agencies Menu within the Public Transportation Menu or use a shortcut from the Main Menu.
www.511.org /global_items/global_info.asp   (1292 words)

  
 SDDOT - 511 Traveler Information
By dialing "511", users of cellular and land-based phones will receive up-to-date, location-specific road and weather information on any Interstate, US, or state highway in South Dakota and several adjoining states.
Initially, the 511 system will prompt callers to enter their inquiries through phone keys, but work is underway to enable the system to accept voice input later.
South Dakota's 511 initiative is part of a program to establish 511 as the universal Traveler Information Number throughout the nation.
www.sddot.com /511.asp   (400 words)

  
 Iowa Department of Transportation
511 is an automated system and you will be listening to a computer-generated operator.
If you are calling from outside Iowa's coverage area or if your phone service provider does not yet participate in the 511 effort, you will need to dial "1-800-288-1047." This is a toll-free number.
If you are unfamiliar with the area in which you are traveling, state the highway name of the route you are currently using or plan to use.
www.dot.state.ia.us /511   (674 words)

  
 VDOT: Programs - 511 Virginia Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
511 Virginia is continually updated by representatives from VDOT and the Virginia State Police.
Because 511 Virginia is voice activated, it is virtually hands-free.
By 2010, 511 service is expected to be available across the country.
www.virginiadot.org /infoservice/news/511Facts.asp   (418 words)

  
 Spotsylvania County Government Join VDOT as 511 goes statewide
Wireless phone users will incur no extra charges for calling 511, but it will use minutes on their calling plans (roaming charges may apply).  Currently, all wireless carriers in Virginia are under contract for the 511 service.
Between now and 2010, the 511 service will cost approximately $2 million a year, which is paid with federal ITS funds.
By 2010, 511 is expected to be available across the country.
www.spotsylvania.va.us /newsandevents/news.cfm?id=683   (501 words)

  
 VDOT: Programs - 511 Virginia FAQs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Virginia State Police provide 511 Virginia with its information; 511 is updated within minutes of notification from VDOT and the State Police of an incident or condition.
Although 511 Virginia is hands free, for safety reasons it is recommended that drivers call before they go or pull over before using the system.
The 511 service is currently available statewide in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington State.
www.virginiadot.org /infoservice/news/511FAQs.asp   (500 words)

  
 ICDN: Virginia's 511 Service Explores a Next-Generation Partnering Arrangement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In what could become a model for other 511 systems of this type, the business arrangement between the Virginia Dept. of Transportation (VDOT) and phone service provider Shenandoah Telecommunications Company ("ShenTel") involves a monthly fee for 511 services that can be partially or entirely offset depending on the financial success of the service.
Virginia's 511 service, which currently covers more than one-third of the state -- mostly along a 325 mile stretch of I-81 -- was launched in February 2002 as an outgrowth of Travel Shenandoah, which covered 150 miles along I-81.
In one of the first examples around the country of closely connecting a 511 service to the corridor's variable message signs (VMS), VDOT not only uses its VMS to promote the 511 service but also to alert travelers to call 511 when there are potential problems ahead.
www.nawgits.com /icdn/vdot_511.html   (1330 words)

  
 511 — It's Happening!, November/December 2003 Public Roads
The largest metropolitan area to launch 511 services as of 2003 is the San Francisco Bay area, with a population of more than six million.
To help States and metropolitan areas organize and launch their own 511 services, the coalition developed guidelines on the information (content) and the degree of uniformity (consistency) that basic services should provide.
Although some 511 deployments use formats other than the ATIS standard, USDOT is committed to working with these deployers to achieve compatibility.
www.tfhrc.gov /pubrds/03nov/09.htm   (2783 words)

  
 Follett Software Company - Tag of the Month   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
511 - Participant or Performer Note (R) When cataloging audiovisual materials, several tags are available to bring out the special properties that are a part of the media.
The 511 Participant/Performer Note is one of these tags.
The determination as to whether a name(s) is entered into the 245 statement of responsibility or the 511 note will depend on how prominently displayed the name(s) is on the item.
www.fsc.follett.com /resources/tagofthemonth/511b.cfm   (365 words)

  
 ICDN: National 511 Coalitions' Management Team Outlines Two-Year Program Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The National 511 Coalition's Management Team, with considerable input from the Policy Committee leadership, the Working Committee, and operations experience, met in mid-December to lay out the strategy and "outcomes" for the effort in the next two years.
Of the 19 current 511 deployments, 15 are in rural states and only 4 are in major metropolitan areas.
Nonetheless, more than 50% of the national total number of 511 calls are placed from these 4 urban areas, which Wright says demonstrates that there is a strong need for this type of information.
www.nawgits.com /icdn/511_plan_2004.html   (1115 words)

  
 511 - What Is It?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On July 21, 2000 the Federal Communications Commission designated "511" as the single traffic information telephone number to be made available to states and local jurisdictions across the country.
There are no Federal requirements and no mandated way to pay for 511; however, USDOT and FCC expect to see some type of nationwide deployment.
Mindful of both the opportunity and challenge 511 presents, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in conjunction with many other organizations including the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), with support from the U.S. Department of Transportation, has established a 511 Deployment Coalition.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /trafficinfo/511-What.htm   (481 words)

  
 New Hookup Links 511 Service with Hearing-, Speech-Impaired Travelers
The first comprehensive service of its kind in California, the Bay Area's 511 service has served as a model for other regions that will be launching their own 511 systems.
Much of the 511 system's traffic information is provided directly via CHP reports, allowing 511 to tell drivers about an incident almost immediately.
MTC and its public and private partners began developing the 511 system for the Bay Area in 2000, when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted exclusive use of the 511 phone number to state and local transportation departments to distribute traveler information.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-04-2003/0001885215&EDATE   (601 words)

  
 511
WASHINGTON, DC, Nov. 3, 2004 - An evaluation of Virginia's 511 service noted that ninety percent of users said the information they received was useful and forty-nine percent said they adjusted their travel plans based on the information provided.
reports on the 511 travel information telephone service that the Indiana Department of Transportation is planning for.
WASHINGTON, DC, June 18, 2004 - The 511 Deployment Coalition has released a brochure titled "The Value of Deploying 511" that states the case for cities, regions and states to develop and offer 511 travel information telephone services.
www.itsa.org /511.html   (1425 words)

  
 FHWA Traveler Information - About 511
Simply stated, 511 is an easy-to-remember 3-digit telephone number, available nationwide, that provides current information about travel conditions, allowing travelers to make better choices - choice of time, choice of mode of transportation, choice of route.
On July 21, 2000 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated 511 as the single travel information telephone number to be made available to states and local jurisdictions across the country.
Mindful of both the opportunity and challenge 511 presents, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), in conjunction with many other organizations including the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), with support from the U.S. Department of Transportation, established the 511 Deployment Coalition.
www.ops.fhwa.dot.gov /TravelInfo/about/about511.htm   (165 words)

  
 WSDOT - 511 Travel Information
This number is needed for callers who want to call the Washington State 511 system from outside the state, and for cell phone callers near the Oregon border.
Managers of the Oregon and Washington 511 systems are planning on installing a direct connection between the two 511 systems.
A one-way direct connection from the touch-tone portion of the Washington State 511 system to the Oregon 511 system is planned to be working November 2004.
www.wsdot.wa.gov /traffic/511   (431 words)

  
 511 Traffic and Travel Info
However, comments left on the 511 phone line will be forwarded to Meridian, the company which does maintain the site, as well as to NDOR.
What you see when you click on an area is a forecast for that specific segment of road for the next several hours, and any observed road conditions data which is input by our NDOR staff in the field.
Please use the weather report function of 511, and listen to local radio and TV weather info as you make your travel decisions.
www.dor.state.ne.us /511   (368 words)

  
 Interim Analysis Report Model Deployment of a Regional, Multi-Modal 511 Traveler Information System
The cost presented represents the estimated cost to implement and operate the existing 511 system; however, it does not include the cost to develop the data gathering and fusion component of the overall system.
The 511 number became operational in March 2002; the original toll-free number (1-888-411-ROAD) is still operational.
The 511 Model Deployment includes significant enhancements to the existing ADOT 511 system (e.g., the inclusion of new types of information, revised menu structure, voice recognition, and new marketing strategies).
www.benefitcost.its.dot.gov /its/benecost.nsf/ID/AC2AA0BC970717B385256E4B0051C4F3   (602 words)

  
 National 511 Alliance - Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The voice-activated 511 system will also connect users to information about train service, ferries, and buses, allowing riders to get useful information for trip planning purposes.
The National 511 Alliance, led by PBS&J, will build, operate, and maintain the 511 service under a $2.48-million contract for a minimum of two years and up to five years should NCDOT exercise all available optional years.
The Alliance's goal is to assist in taking 511 from a "nice-to-have" option to a necessity with demonstrated value for the traveling public, policy makers, and the transportation community.
www.geoplace.com /pressrelease/detail.asp?id=6201   (854 words)

  
 511 Driving TimesExpands Coverage Area
The expanded 511 Driving TimesSM coverage, available free of charge on the phone at 511 or on the Web at www.511.org, is expected to bolster travelers’ already high satisfaction with the Bay Area’s 511 service.
Expansion of the 511 Driving TimesSM coverage area brings to eight the number of freeway corridors and five the number of toll bridges on which current driving times are now available.
Part of a national rollout of 511 service, the Bay Area’s 511 phone and web system were launched in December 2002 through a partnership between MTC, Caltrans, CHP, and dozens of transit operators.
www.baycrossings.com /Archives/2004/10_November/511_driving_timesexpands_coverage_area.htm   (879 words)

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