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Monday, October 31, 2011

Maryland Begins 511 Service

The Maryland Department of Transportation has launched a new official travel information service called Maryland 511. Travel information is provided through the internet at www.md511.org, by phone at 511 (for those in Maryland or key roads in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia ) or by smartphone. Those outside Maryland can call 1 - 855 - GOMD511 (466-3511).

Maryland 511 provides users with real time traffic information, transportation alternatives and links to tourism spots across the State. Travelers will be able to access information on:

  • Traffic conditions
  • Live traffic camera feeds
  • Highway construction updates
  • Weather conditions and forecasts
  • Transit and airport information
  • Toll facility information

Travelers can also follow the latest information from Maryland 511 on Twitter, which can be accessed from the Maryland 511 website.

CATEGORIES: Traffic , News
POSTED: 1:00:00 AM |

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Get Up-to-Date Information about Road Closures and Ride On Delays/Detours on the County’s Website

Next time there are traffic delays because of collisions, road closures or other problems, the websites for the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) divisions of Traffic Engineering and Transit Services may be the helpful in planning your route. 

Traffic Engineering provides up-to-the-minute information on traffic incidents or detours occurring throughout the County.  In addition, the website provides links to State of Maryland incident information, road closures, local weather station data, speed sensor data and I-95 travel information.  Other links from the page provide information on parking, winter storms, school closures and activities, trash and recycling pickup changes during weather events, and Metro and Ride On bus service. 

Or, view traffic in real-time at one of the County’s nearly 200 traffic cameras. 

RideOn also lists current information on service interruptions and detours.

 

CATEGORIES: Traffic
POSTED: 5:00:00 AM |

Friday, January 28, 2011

Report Lists Washington Area as Number One in Annual Delays Due to Traffic Congestion

It probably comes as no surprise to local commuters who fight traffic daily that the 2010 Urban Mobility Report, published by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University , rates the Washington DC area as the worst in the nation in annual delays and excess fuel consumption due to traffic congestion.

According to the report, national congestion costs continue to rise. Measured in constant 2009 dollars, the cost of congestion has risen from $24 billion in 1982 to $115 billion in 2009. The total amount of wasted fuel in 2009 topped 3.9 billion gallons – equal to 130 days of flow in the Alaska Pipeline. Cost to the average commuter: $808 in 2009, compared to an inflation-adjusted $351 in 1982. Yearly peak delay for the average commuter was 34 hours in 2009, up from 14 hours in 1982.

To view the report, go to http://tti.tamu.edu.

CATEGORIES: Traffic
POSTED: 1:00:00 AM |
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