On July 21, 2000 the Federal Communications Commission assigned 511 as the nationwide telephone number for ITS traveler information. The use of 511 for traveler information services will provide crucial benefits to the community. 511, it will allow the public an easy-to- remember number to access traveler information services. The result of this ease of access will be a major increase in the number of peoples using the service. The Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati area experience produced a 72% increase in calls when they implemented their "211" service in 1997. The increase in call volume will produce a public better informed about local travel conditions and, experience has shown that informed citizens make choices about when and how to travel; thus reducing congestion and resulting safety and other problems that are a result of congestion

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: August 14, 2000 U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration Washington DC Remarks: Document, in .pdf format, downloaded from website of US DOT Joint Program Office, and retained on diskette
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00798184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: PATH, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 8 2000 12:00AM