When you share a ride with friends or co-workers, you create time to socialize and network, but you also emit less air pollution into environment, giving the ride to work a lot more meaning. For those who carpool or vanpool, getting real-time traffic information and construction alerts can save valuable time on the road.
If you’re a metro Atlanta carpooler or vanpooler, resources are available to you to help you quickly and safely navigate your commute.
- Hear latest traffic conditions by phone. Georgia 511 is a free phone service from the Georgia Department of Transportation that provides real-time traffic and travel information. Store the 5-1-1 number in the contacts folder of your mobile phone and use it before you hit the road.
- See traffic conditions instantly online. NaviGAtor is a website maintained by Georgia DOT that offers the latest information on traffic conditions, lane closures and more. You can view the NaviGAtor’s maps, traffic cameras, trip times and more, and even set up an e-mail Traffic Alert to receive e-mail notification of incidents in your area. Bookmark www.511ga.org on your Internet browser. Or download the “NaviGAtor To Go” app for your web-enabled mobile phone at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/511/id388293125?mt=8.
- Get roadside assistance in Atlanta from a HERO Unit. HEROs (Highway Emergency Response Operators) are part of the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Incident Management program, responding quickly to incidents in metro Atlanta and clearing the roads so normal traffic flow can be restored. If you’re ever involved in a traffic incident in metro Atlanta, dial 511 to request HERO assistance.
- Stay up to date on upcoming construction projects. The Georgia Department of Transportation posts alerts about road closures and lane shifts that may impact traffic for several construction projects on their website. Check the press room for announcements and information on projects scheduled for the metro Atlanta area.
If your business is challenged with construction projects, contact us for free assistance in setting up commuter programs for your employees.