TRAFFIC INFORMATION SYSTEM Proposed 511 System Would Provide Traffic Information
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 3, 2012 5:38 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
West Virginia regulators are establishing a task force to study the Division of Highways' proposed new 511 traffic information system.
Department of Transportation spokeswoman Carrie Bly says the Public Service Commission study shouldn't delay plans to unveil the new system this fall.
The Charleston Daily Mail reports that the new system is designed to give travelers access to the large volume of real-time data currently collected by the state. That includes information about accidents, construction, weather and other events that affect traffic across the state.
In late July, PSC staff members noted there was confusion in the past about rolling out statewide phone systems like 511. Last week, commissioners agreed with a staff recommendation to create a task force to study the plan
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