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Virginia DOT To Partner With Waze Traffic App

Via CBSDC

The Virginia Department of Transportation is partnering with the crowdsourced navigation app Waze to offer more real-time information to drivers.

VDOT recently announced in a statement the partnership in which the private and public entities will share app and website data. Waze apps provide up-to-date traffic information — like speeds, accidents and navigation — based on reports provided by users. Read More

ITS JPO Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Via ITS JPO

On December 18, 1991, the ITS JPO was founded as part of the federal aid transportation program reauthorization. Its founding was a significant public commitment to ITS technology. The founding of a federal ITS program was a crucial step that laid the foundation for the innovative research, development, deployment, and public-private partnerships that have continued to this day. Read More

Minnesota DOT Adds New Features to 511 Traveler Information System

Via Minnesota DOT.com

Motorists using the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s 511 traveler information system this winter have several new features to help them know what the state’s road conditions are before they venture out on the roadways.

“Overall, the 511 traveler information system is getting better each year and more people are using it,” said Kelly Braunig, 511 program manager. “These new features will help the traveling public make good decisions about winter travel.” Read More