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Greetings!

Our great state of Florida is filled will prominent African American historical sites and this Black History Month is the perfect time to experience some of Florida’s rich history. Whether you are visiting one of Florida’s historic landmarks, attending a cultural event or planning an off-campus event of your own, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reminds you to use FL511 to find the quickest routes to your destinations all month long.

Through its FL511 Traveler Information System, FDOT is committed to helping travelers navigate Florida roadways safely to reduce the percentage of traffic related fatalities.

FDOT’s FL511 Traveler Information System is the perfect vehicle to help you navigate Florida roads and Connect. Know. Go. … safely. By simply using dialing 511, using the free app or following one of the roadway specific Twitter-feeds, you can find convenient routes to your destinations.

The FL511 app, website, twitter feeds and toll free number provides information on Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, allows drivers to avoid unnecessary delays, as well as receive updates on crashes, congestion, construction and more. There are several ways for teens to receive traffic updates. They can call 511 toll free, visit FL511.com, follow one of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter, or download the free FL511 app on iTunes or Google Play.

Suggested Social Media Content:


Twitter:

  • Happy Black History Month! Use #FL511’s all new app to find the quickest routes to Florida’s historic sites and landmarks!
  • This Black History Month I’m using #FL511 to beat the traffic and find the quickest routes to Florida’s historic African American landmarks. Join me by downloading the FL511 app!
  • This Black History Month, Connect Know and Go with #FL511 as you travel Florida’s roads.
  • This weekend I’m checking out some of Florida’s historic African American landmarks and FL511 is helping me get there! Download the app today for all your navigational needs.
  • Looking for a history lesson this Black History Month? Find the latest happenings at: http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/things-to-do/arts-history/black-history.html and count on #FL511 to find your way there.

MEDIA ADVISORY


For Immediate Release: 2-1-18
Contact: Bernadette Morris ● Sonshine Communications
T: 305.948.8063 · E: bmorris@sonshine.com

Use FL511 as Your Guide to Historic Landmarks all Month Long during Black History Month

Florida is filled with prominent historic African-American landmarks and sites. From Eatonville, the first incorporated all-black city in the nation, to historic black colleges and universities throughout the state, Florida has much rich history to explore. Let Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) FL511 Traveler Information System guide you to cultural events and historic landmarks as you experience Florida’s black history all month long.

There are several ways for drivers to receive traffic updates from FL511. Travelers can call 511 toll free, visit FL511.com, follow one of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds on Twitter, or download the free FL511 app on iTunes or Google Play.

The new Florida 511 app provides door-to-door directions with travel times and alternate routes on most roadways throughout the state. The app’s latest feature, Drive Mode, allows users to get a quick view of local incidents and travel speeds. Drive Mode also provides users with up to three routes and travel times to their destinations, in addition to audible alerts of incidents occurring along their route.

The Florida 511 Traveler Information System from the Florida Department of Transportation is the state’s official source for real-time traffic and travel information. The FL511 app, website, twitter feeds and toll free number provides information on Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, allowing drivers to avoid unnecessary delays, as well as receive updates on crashes, congestion, construction and more. For more information, please visit www.FL511.com.

Public Service Announcements


For Immediate Release: February 1 – 28, 2018
Contact: FL511 Marketing Team

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH – USE FL511 TO CONNECT. KNOW. GO!
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HEADED TO THAT BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT? PLAN AHEAD WITH FL511 – THE STATE’S OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR REAL-TIME TRAFFIC AND TRAVEL INFO. IT’S FAST, EASY AND BEST OF ALL – IT’S FREE! LOTS OF WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED – DOWNLOAD THE APP, CALL US, OR SIGN UP ONLINE. BE SURE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER. SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? CELEBRATE ALL MONTH LONG AND USE FL511 TO CONNECT. KNOW. AND GO!

Quick Q&A


Here’s a summary of some of the most popular questions and answers related to FL511:

The Florida Department of Transportation’s free 511 Traveler Information System provides bilingual (English and Spanish: website only) real-time traffic information, including point-to-point commuter travel times, congestion, construction, lane closures, severe weather and emergency evacuation information on all Florida interstate highways; toll roads including Florida’s Turnpike; and many other major metropolitan roadways. The resource is available 24 hours a day via phone by dialing 511, on the web at www.FL511.com, or on the mobile application for Apple and Android devices.

511 is a free resource to the public provided by FDOT. Users can call 24/7 to hear up-to-the-minute travel information. However, cell phone users should be aware that normal minute, text message and data charges may apply. The app is a free download, and there is no charge for registering for My Florida 511 personalized services.
The Florida 511 mobile app, website, and phone system give real – time travel reports on all Florida interstate highways and toll roads, including Florida’s Turnpike, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority roads and Central Florida Expressway Authority roads; and other major metropolitan roadways. The statewide system provides information on roadway conditions such as commuter travel times, construction, lane closures, crashes, congestion and severe weather affecting traffic. It also provides weather forecasts and severe weather alerts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The mobile app provides point-to-point directions with travel times and alternate routes. Callers can access traffic, transit, travel times, airports, seaports, or request a specific roadway, city or county.
Information is updated on an ongoing basis as incidents occur and situations change on roadways. Travel times are automatically updated every few minutes around the clock.
FDOT has deployed intelligent transportation (ITS) technology on all Florida interstates and toll roads, including Florida’s Turnpike; and many other major metropolitan roadways. FDOT partners — the Central Florida Expressway Authority and Miami Dade Expressway Authority — have also deployed similar technology along their expressways.
Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) collect information about roadway conditions throughout Florida. The data comes from sensors in and alongside the road, traffic surveillance cameras, and reports from Road Rangers, Florida Highway Patrol and local law enforcement.
Florida 511 provides route -specific information, and you will be able to access the information on demand, whenever
you need it. Additionally, with My Florida 511 free text and e-mail alerts, you can receive a text message or e-mail alert when there is an incident on your personal routes.
Since we are still in a transitionary period, we do anticipate some hiccups in our service. That’s why we rely on users like you to provide us with as detailed as possible feedback on any issues you may be experiencing so that we can further improve how we serve you. Please leave us your feedback by filling out the Contact Us form on the website , or by requesting “feedback” on the 511 phone call.
FDOT encourages you to use the system on all of its platforms (i.e. website, mobile applications, and phone line) and provide feedback on how to improve the system to better serve Florida drivers. Feedback is always welcome, so if you have a specific suggestion about how FDOT can improve, leave your comments in the comments secti
on on the website.
From FL511.com you can view traffic cameras under the “My Cameras” feature. You can also consult the state map on the home page for detailed roadway conditions. FL511.com also provides door-to-door navigation and weather forecasts.com also allows users to sign up for free My Florida 511 personalized services.

FL511Fact Sheet

… Did You Know?

FDOT’s FL511 Traveler Information System Offers Many Benefits and Features Just for You!


Users of the Florida 511 Traveler Information System now have access to more benefits. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) added new features and improved upon existing ones to deliver even more real-time traffic and travel information.

The state’s free and official service continues to provide incident, congestion and construction information on all of Florida’s interstates and toll roads, and other major metropolitan roadways.

Features that can help you avoid traffic and safely reach your destination:

  • Driving directions, with point-to-point travel times and alternate routes (Not available on Twitter or via phone)
  • Notification of crashes, congestion, lane closures and construction on all of Florida’s interstates, toll roads and major metropolitan roadways. Data supplied by FDOT, Road Rangers, Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) and Waze.
  • Severe weather alerts and forecasts, supplied by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (Not available on Twitter)
  • My Cameras feature on FL511.com allows users to create a list of FDOT traffic cameras for a personalized live look at conditions along their route.
  • Transfers/links to public transit agencies, airports and seaports. (Not available on Twitter)

Emergency Information:

  • Provides weather-related road and bridge closure updates.
  • Official source of traffic and travel information throughout severe weather and wildfires
  • AMBER, Silver and Blue Alerts:
  • America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response (AMBER) Alerts notify the public of the most serious child-abduction cases.
  • Silver Alerts notify the public when law enforcement agencies are searching for missing adults or citizens with cognitive impairments, including Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

Mobile app

  • Turn-by-turn directions, with real-time traffic updates, alternate routes and improved travel times on more roadways
  • Easy access to website
  • Links to other travel and transportation agencies
  • Available on both Android and Apple devices

Website

  • Interactive map of Florida with pin-drop locations for incidents, congestion, construction, cameras and message signs
  • Traffic camera views
  • Turn-by-turn directions, travel times and alternate routes
  • Weather information and forecasts by NOAA
  • Live scrolling alerts about major incidents, road and bridge closures and more
  • Available in English and Spanish

Personalized services

  • Name and save your routes (e.g. work to home, evacuation, etc.).
  • Sign up to receive text and email alerts:
    o Travel time increases
    o  Traffic speed changes
    o  Crashes, construction and congestion
  • Alerts sent at the times and days you choose

Phone

  • Toll-free calls to 511 from any phone located in Florida
  • Simplified voice prompts and commands
  • Choose from “Traffic” or “Transfers”
  • Voice-activated and touch-tone navigation
  • Transfers to other traffic and travel entities:
  • Transit agencies
  • Airports
  • Seaports
  • Commuter Services
  • Other agencies

Twitter

  • A total of 13 statewide, regional or roadway-specific feeds
  • Users can share real-time traffic and travel updates.

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