People have come to depend on mobile devices to make travel decisions, said Bertrand. This is a great example of why travelers are encouraged to check several sources before making a decision.
“Thousands of people use our social media services via Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, YouTube and Blogger, so we constantly use what’s available to send out traveler information,” said Steve Pierce, WSDOT communications director. “In the case of this tweet today, many of our 27,000-plus followers appreciated the humor and retweeted it to friends.”
As of 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, the tweet had been retweeted more than 250 times, received numerous responses, and generated stories on tech-related blogs.
WSDOT offers a plethora of travel information to help travelers make informed decisions:
- · Traffic cameras www.wsdot.com/traffic/Cameras
- · Travel alerts www.wsdot.com/traffic/trafficalerts
- · 511 hotline www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic/511
- · Apps for iPhone and Android and a mobile traffic site www.wsdot.wa.gov/Inform/mobile.htm
- · Traffic updates via Twitter and Facebook