Skip to comments.Caltrans Launches Real-Time Traffic Information Site, App
Posted on 08/01/2012 10:18:54 PM PDT by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) Move over, Sigalert.com, Caltrans is launching its own real-time traffic and information app.
Caltrans QuickMap is an online tool providing real-time information about freeway congestion and commuting trouble spots.
A wide range of useful information is now easily accessible to help motorists avoid congestion and reduce their travel times, Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said. This exciting innovation delivers real-time data so travelers can adjust their routs to get where theyre going as quickly as possible.
The department says visitors to the online interactive travel map can access nearly 1,000 freeway cameras and more than 700 electronic message signs on highways statewide. QuickMap users can also monitor traffic congestion, CHP incidents, travel time information, lane closures and Amber Alerts.
Quickmap is available online at quickmap.dot.ca.gov.
QuickMap is available as an app on Android phones, but not iPhones.
Need iPhone app. Also how much better is it than the typical red yellow and green on the current map apps?
IIRC Google and some GPS makers already do for free- why spend tax dollars to duplicate their efforts?
The no accident method is to ask sira..... she’ll check it out and let you know. All you have to do is ask her.
Caltrans is using a Googlemap and adds on the icons for freeway signs, lane closures, chain requirements and cameras. Speed data is the same as it is information Caltrans already shares with Google. The cameras in my area are useless, so big deal about that, and I admit it’s cool being able to read the freeway signs, the real treasure is Caltrans’ lane closures. Which makes this a bookmarked page for me.
Oh, and as a side benefit, Google’s incident information just got a whole lot better for California and is actually useful again.
uh...yeah... like we ain’t got enough dimwits driving along playing with theeir cell phones already, lets encourage them!
That makes sense then. Google provides something similar for public transit users that leverages the GPS data from buses and streetcars. Nextbus.com is a location-aware mobile site that shows the ETA of all transit vehicles in the vicinity.
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