OLYMPIA, Wash. - With the Labor Day holiday right around the corner, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has made it even easier for smart-phone users to “know before you go.” A new mobile application for iPhone and Android keeps real-time traffic conditions always at hand.
“We know you can’t always be at your computer to check travel conditions, so we are bringing our most popular travel information to your phone,” said WSDOT’s Jeremy Bertrand. “We’re offering our most important information that allows travelers to make decisions about when and where to travel, before they go. As always, we’re reminding motorists to check before they get behind the wheel - don’t text and drive.”
With the new application, iPhone and Android users will have access to WSDOT’s Web-based travel information including:
- Ferries – schedules, travel alerts and routes
- Mountain passes
- Seattle traffic cameras
- Travel times for Puget Sound highways
- Canadian border wait times
- WSDOT Blog
- Flickr photos
To access these apps, just search for “WSDOT” in the Android Market or in the iTunes App Store.
For those who don’t have access to the new mobile application, WSDOT’s website provides travelers the information they need at: www.wsdot.wa.gov/traffic or by calling WSDOT’s travel information telephone system at 5-1-1.