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2014-02-06 16:20:27

Incidents and Construction Now Available For All State Roads HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's 511PA traveler information system is now providing motorists with better access to traffic information with a new and improved website, www.511PA.com, as well as improved phone and personal-alert systems. The redesigned website, which works on both computers and mobile devices, provides free, 24-hour travel information for thousands of miles of state...

2013-10-29 00:20:22

INRIX Data Helps Power Nation's Most Advanced 511 Traveler Information Service KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area's popular 511 service is set to expand its traffic speed network. Coverage, now mostly limited to state roadways and interstates, will grow to include additional state roadways, major arterials, expressways and connectors. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131029/SF05949) Drivers consistently turn to the Metropolitan...

2012-09-11 10:20:20

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission and its 511 Traveler Information Service have released the 2012 edition of the Getting There on Transit guide. The free publication features detailed maps of three dozen transit systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and highlights more than 250 popular destinations with directions to reach them on public transit. "Bay Area residents and visitors can find everything they need to get...

2012-08-27 10:21:21

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers are encouraged to plan ahead by using the tools and services offered by 511 during the closure of the Dumbarton Bridge this upcoming Labor Day weekend. As the Bay Area's premier traveler information service, 511 offers real-time and predicted traffic information, transit trip planning tools and real-time transit departures, parking information and bicycling resources. All lanes in both directions of the Dumbarton Bridge are...

2012-08-21 10:20:29

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With thousands of spectators set to arrive for the 34(th) America's Cup this week in San Francisco, 511 is featuring special information pages (511.org/AmericasCup) to show people how to get there on transit, by bike or car, or on foot. The 2012-13 America's Cup World Series first event runs from August 22-26, with practice racing on August 21. To attend the event at the AC Village at Marina Green, spectators are encouraged to plan...

2012-07-03 06:21:14

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's 511PA system, which provides free travel information including construction alerts and real-time traffic cameras, reached a milestone in June of 2 million total website visits, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said today. "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...

2012-05-23 10:21:21

OAKLAND, Calif., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Travelers affected by the closure of the Dumbarton Bridge this Memorial Day weekend can plan ahead by using the tools and services offered by 511. As the Bay Area's traveler information service, 511 offers real-time traffic information, transit trip planning tools, and bicycling resources. All lanes in both directions of the Dumbarton Bridge are scheduled to be closed starting Friday, May 25, at 10 p.m. until Tuesday, May 29, at 5 a.m. to...

2012-05-01 02:21:36

OAKLAND, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks, cars and trucks hauling trailers, and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that the second step in the two-phase toll increase approved in 2010 for multi-axle vehicles on Bay Area toll bridges takes effect July 1. The first step in the toll increase took effect in July 2011. Beginning July 1, 2012, tolls for vehicles or combinations with three or more axles...

2012-04-24 10:20:37

OAKLAND, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area's 511 traveler information service is the one-stop source for news about transportation alternatives and detours during this weekend's Doyle Drive closure, April 27-30. Travelers can plan ahead by visiting http://511.org/doyledrive/DoyleDrClosureApr2012/default.asp. "511 is the Bay Area's best source for comprehensive transportation information," said Adrienne Tissier, chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)....

2012-04-20 10:20:17

OAKLAND, Calif., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, and 511 wants to remind people about the numerous choices they have to help protect our air and climate. With vehicle exhaust from automobiles causing smog and accounting for nearly half of the greenhouse gas emissions in the San Francisco Bay Area, residents can help the environment by driving less and choosing alternative forms of travel. "511 offers many tools for commuters to go green and to help the...