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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...

2012-04-20 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...

2012-03-01 15:11:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With gas prices continuing to rise in the Bay Area, 511 is reminding travelers about the numerous transportation options available to help cut their commute costs. Recent surveys and news articles are reporting that Californians are paying almost $5 for a gallon of regular gas. To help alleviate the cost of driving alone, 511 encourages Bay Area commuters to consider the following: Join a carpool. Carpool with a co-worker or friend, or find a...

2012-02-14 12:34:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area's award-winning 511 traveler information service is the one-stop source for transportation alternatives and detours during the Bay Bridge closure this Presidents Day Weekend, February 17 - 21. Travelers can easily plan ahead by visiting 511.org or calling 511 from any phone in the Bay Area. Special Bay Bridge closure information is available at www.511.org/baybridge/PresDay2012. Due to scheduled seismic...

2011-11-03 16:49:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With October's call volume of 610,000, the 511 phone system is on track for another record-breaking quarter following an all-time high volume of 1.6 million calls in the third quarter of 2011. Program managers say the spike in usage is directly attributable to the increased ease of obtaining real-time transit departure information. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111103/SF00045) "Call volume is going up, and it is being...