511 offers traffic, travel and transit info
Special to amNewYork
For New Yorkers traveling around the state this summer, a convenient travel resource is just a phone call away.
The states new official travel and traffic information source, 511 is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Through its interactive voice system, callers can access information from transportation and police agencies in New York and from surrounding states, including highway conditions, construction reports and emergency alerts.
The service covers nine regions: New York City, Long Island, Capital Region/Albany/Saratoga, Adirondack/Water Town/Plattsburgh, Niagara/Buffalo, Finger Lakes/Rochester, Southern Tier/Hornell/Elmira/Binghamton, Central/Syracuse/Utica, and Hudson Valley/Catskill.
The information available is meant to be more detailed, current and route-specific than that regularly available on radio or television reports.
So whether you are driving or taking public transportation, 511 NY can take the hassle out of your next trip and get you where you want to be worry free.