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TDOT’s SmartWay gets 35,000 users

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) says more than 35,000 users have downloaded its SmartWay Mobile App since the system’s launch in late December. The cell phone application was designed to help drivers navigate Tennessee’s highways, providing real-time customized traffic information. The SmartWay App is available for both Apple (iOS) and Android operating systems and was developed by NIC, the state’s chosen eGovernment portal vendor.

The app is linked to TDOT’s SmartWay ITS system, which includes: four fully operational Transportation Management Centers (TMCs) in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville; 1,221 Roadway Traffic Sensors to report traffic counts, speed and travel time; 425 traffic cameras; 151 Variable Message Signs (VMS) to provide live traffic information to motorists; 88 ‘HELP’ Freeway Service Patrols to reduce congestion by quickly removing minor incidents; the ‘Tennessee 511’ telephone information service; and 21 Twitter feeds, which provide real-time incident information to followers.

The home screen for the TDOT SmartWay App is a map that locates the user’s current position. The icons on the left hand side of the map allow users to customize views to show traffic speeds, incidents, cameras, road construction, road conditions, and dynamic message sign displays. The app also has features that will notify users of traffic incidents and set their favorite TDOT cameras. “It’s great that thousands of motorists are taking advantage of this free resource, and we encourage more drivers to give it a try,” said TDOT commissioner, John Schroer. “The SmartWay App not only gives you real time traffic information that can help you avoid delays, it can be customized to provide only the information you want.”

January 29, 2013

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