511 receives half-million calls
The 511 phone system, which provides real-time transportation information, received its 500,000th call just seven months after its launch. Commuters are dialing the system to make informed travel decisions.
Whether you’re in a car or taking a bus, the 511 system can help. Through 511, users can access real-time incident reports from Caltrans and pinpoint congestion delays that could affect their commute. Users also can get drive times for all major highways in the San Diego region. The 511 Web site offers users camera views of traffic conditions at more than 70 different locations on San Diego highways.
Transit riders can use 511 to conveniently connect with the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and North County Transit District (NCTD) for a trip plan that best meets their needs, as well as get schedule and fare information.
The state-of-the-art 511 service stems from a collaborative partnership among SANDAG, Caltrans, MTS, NCTD, and San Diego SAFE.
You can access the service by dialing 511 from any phone or go online to www.511sd.com. You also can learn more about the 511 program by visiting our booth at the 2008 San Diego International Auto Show, December 26-30, 2007, at the San Diego Convention Center.