News You Can Use: New, Real-time Traffic Updates

Martin J. Golden

July 10, 2012

As the NY Works road and bridge projects get underway across the state, helping to create jobs and improve our state’s infrastructure, it is important for New Yorkers to stay informed about the progress of these projects and any traffic tie-ups that may result.


I wanted to inform you that Governor Cuomo and the NYS Department of Transportation have unveiled a new, updated 511NY -- a one-stop travel information service intended to help drivers avoid traffic on New York’s roads and highways.


The 511NY site and mobile app offers free, 24/7, statewide real-time traffic and transit information for all of New York State. It also offers a transit trip planner, camera views, as well as weather alerts and forecasts. New features will include additional mobile app features, bridge and border crossing times, new notifications on the home page, and an interface that is easier to navigate.


In addition, the new 511NY site will enable New Yorkers to personalize their maps with My511NY, which allows users to save familiar routes so that they do not have to repeatedly search for updates on the same route.


To take advantage of the 511NY traffic information service, click here.


The updates to 511NY will make it even easier for New Yorkers and our visitors to travel smarter and more efficiently, whether they are heading to work or on vacation. I encourage

travelers to make use of this helpful service.