GDOT Working to Improve Georgia 511 Traffic System

06 March 2014

ATLANTA – The Georgia State Department of Transportation officials announces they are working to improve the free Georgia 511 system is working. They say they are making sure the system is up to date with improving technology.

State traffic engineer Kathy Zahul says Georgia 511 was launched in 2007. When created, GDOT officials hoped the program would become a first point of contact for travelers. Officials are proud of its progress thus far.

GDOT officials say more than 9 million people have used the 511 helpline, more than 2.8 million people visit the website annually, and more than 100,000 have downloaded the 511 mobile app.

The GDOT department is considering allowing users to store their commuting routes in a database, which would allow callers to be provided with information on their routes when they dial in.

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