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August 2016
 
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Coming Soon: The New 511 Traveler Information System | Get Back to School & College Football with 511 | Thank you, Florida 511! | 511 Photo of the Month
 
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Coming Soon: The New 511 Traveler Information System

Enhanced features and new look — same reliable real-time traffic and travel information!

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is proud to announce a system-wide update to Florida’s 511 Traveler Information System; with a new mobile app, website and phone system geared to greatly enhance the user experience.

Florida’s 511, the state’s official source for real-time traffic and travel information, will add state-of-the-art features across all of its platforms while continuing to provide incident, construction and congestion information on all of Florida’s interstates and toll roads, and other major metropolitan roadways.

The new, mobile-friendly website will feature driving directions, point-to-point travel times, and alternate routes, alongside the traffic information to which users are accustomed. FDOT is also introducing weather forecasts and severe weather alerts supplied by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The innovative “My Cameras” feature also debuts, allowing registered users to store a list of the traffic cameras that provide an important, live look into the conditions along their route.

The new Florida 511 mobile app will now feature turn-by-turn navigation, with real-time traffic updates, alternate routes, and improved travel times on roadways, along with all of the added features coming to the new site, while the updated phone system will provide more streamlined call navigation menus, getting you to the information you need more efficiently.

Know before you go! This fall, keep Florida moving with the new 511!

Stay tuned for more information on all of these exciting new updates; and follow us on one or more of our 13 statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds.

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Get Back to School & College Football with 511
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As summer inches closer to the rear view mirror, the frenzy of fall kicks into high gear. Kids are heading back to school, college and pro football fans are preparing their tailgates, plus Labor Day weekend is right around the corner. And whether your plans take you down the street or across the state, use Florida 511 to get you there safely and on time.

Florida 511 provides free real-time traffic and travel information throughout the state of Florida. Every football fan is unique and so are their routes. Visit FL511.com and click on “My Florida 511” to sign-up to receive personalized text, email or call alerts specific to your route. Not near a computer, not a problem. Download the 511 mobile app

Follow any of our 13 statewide 511 Twitter Feeds for real-time road conditions, closures and alerts. And as always, you can call 511 for updates on covered roadways.

So whether you are cheering on FSU as they battle Ole Miss in Orlando or taking your family to one of Florida’s 660 miles of beaches, make sure to know before you go with Florida 511.

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Thank you, Florida 511!
See what some Florida 511 users have to say about us:

   
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  "Thank you #FL511 for the traffic info this morning!"

 
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  - Colin (Tallahassee)
 
   
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  "So thankful I follow #FL511! Prevented myself from a bad morning!"

 
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  - Rocky (West Palm Beach)
 
   
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  "Thanks for the notification #FL511! Was able to avoid a bad accident."

 
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  - Natalie (Miami)
 
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