Idaho's 511 traveler services site adds new features, improvements
Recent changes to Idaho Transportation Department’s 511 Idaho Traveler Services website are meant to enhance a user’s experience when the popular website is accessed for current highway and travel information.
Links to download the free 511 app for iPhone may be found on ITD's 511 Travel Information page at 511.idaho.gov. The new app also may be downloaded through the iPhone and Android app stores.
“We’ve updated and improved the quality of what we have been delivering for the past 10 years,” said Tony Ernest, ITD's traveler services coordinator. The department’s award-winning 511 system remains one of the most robust in the country, based on input and suggestions from its users.
The 511 website recently rolled out several new improvements and features:
“Users may navigate to a specific place by typing in a city name or specific address,” Ernest explained, adding that the main 511 page is Google Map-based and allows selection of specific display layers.
ITD's 511 Traveler Services system replaced the Idaho road report in 2005, providing computer access to voice-recorded information through a toll-free telephone number.