511 America’s Travel Information Number - Deployment Assistance Report #6: Weather and Environmental Content on 511 Services

The purpose of this deployment assistance report (DAR) is to share information regarding the types of weather and environmental information that can be provided via 511 (the United States’ national travel information telephone number) and the issues associated with this provision. This DAR’s main audience is the public and private providers of weather data, 511 planners and implementers. A recent analysis of weather impacts by Mitretek shows that an average of 6,500 fatalities and 450,000 injury accidents occurred annually during adverse weather between 1995 and 2001. There have been activities in the road weather arena for many years; trying to reduce the above impacts and provision of weather information to travelers via 511 is another means of accomplishing this.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Maps; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01140995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 25 2009 2:14PM