Sunday, July 26, 2009

New York transportation information

511 New York is a new telephone and Web service that provides dynamic traffic, transit, and weather condition information.

We thought your readers might be interested in this new service.

You just call “511” (the call is free in New York state) or go to the Web site to get updates. The system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

511NY also just launched 12 Twitter feeds covering individual regions and 9 feeds covering NYC subway lines. The Central Syracuse/Utica area, for example, has its own Twitter feed. You can access these individual feeds at

In addition to the traffic, transit and weather updates, the 511NY site offers a transit trip planner spanning multiple service providers with information on schedules, routes, fares and park-and-ride lots; carpool, vanpool and ride-share referrals; bicycling information and more.

That is all.


  1. Thanks for the 411 on the 511.

    Oh, I crack myself up.

  2. Thank you for getting the word out!

  3. @Cat: My pleasure.

    @Kit: You're hilarious.