TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Independence Day is on its way! As with every year, Floridians celebrate the holiday with parades, barbecues, picnics and fireworks. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages Floridians to celebrate Independence Day by using FDOT’s FL511 Mobile App to keep an eye on traffic incidents.
The FL511 Mobile App provides directions to any destination in Florida with travel times and alternate routes on most roadways throughout the state. Users can also get information on crashes, congestion, construction, and closures on Florida’s interstates, toll roads, and other major roadways. New to the FL511 Mobile App is destination-based routing and the ability to speak your request to the app. For destination-based routing, users enter their destination and are provided multiple routes with travel time based on current traffic conditions. Another feature is the Drive Mode. While in drive mode, users receive detailed alerts for incidents occurring along their route. When requesting information using voice, users of the app can now request a city, county, or roadway and the app will play back all associated events within a specific radius.
The Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS) is the state’s official source for traffic and travel information. This public information service is accessible by mobile app, website in English and Spanish, Twitter messages, Facebook, Instagram, text alerts and more. FL511 provides camera snapshots on major Florida roads, so users can see road conditions throughout the state. The goal is to provide information about current conditions to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently. To accomplish its goal, FL511 offers the latest information on transportation services and conditions throughout Florida, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Before heading out, drivers should visit the FL511.com website for important traffic information and incident alerts. Once on the road, have a passenger check to avoid using a phone while behind the wheel. Get the Florida 511 Mobile App on Google Play, or download it from the Apple App Store.
Travelers can follow FL511 on 13 Twitter handles, on Facebook @FL511, and Instagram @Florida_511. For more information, visit the website at www.FL511.com to Connect.Know.Go.
MEDIA NOTE: The FL511 Marketing Team is conducting media briefings to discuss the updated FL511 Mobile App. If your media organization is interested in scheduling an interview, please contact Bernadette Morris via email at FL511marketing@gmail.com, or by calling (305) 948-8063, ext. 201.