DOT Announces New 511 Service

The Georgia DOT is announcing a new 511 service to the state’s travelers.

NaviGAtor 511, Georgia’s traveler information system, said it has partnered with Waze to provide enhanced traffic information.

Waze, a crowd-sourced social GPS and real-time traffic application for iOS and Android phones, will provide enhanced traffic data to the current 511 system, and create a special 511 user group, specifically for Georgia travelers, within the existing Waze mobile app.

Waze collects traffic data from its 29 million (and growing) users worldwide, or “Wazers,” who augment real-time traffic conditions through citizen-based traffic, hazard, and incident reporting.

The data will then be verified by Georgia DOT and populated to NaviGAtor 511’s website and phone system.

The Waze smart phone application is available for free for Apple and Android devices.