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VDOT LAUNCHES NEW NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUTER TOOLS ON 511
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By PIO Bill Kennedy
February 10, 2014

VDOT LAUNCHES NEW NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUTER TOOLS ON 511
I-95/395 travel times, park-and-ride lot and transit info
FAIRFAX - Commuters on I-395 and 95 now have a new web tool designed to make their daily trips a little easier.The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has launched the new features for commuters on its 511 mobile app and websiteat http://www.511virginia.org/nova.

Users can click the direct link or the "Northern Va. I-95/395" tab from the main page to see:

• Current travel times in the HOV lanes vs. the regular lanes
• Park-and-ride locations, number of spaces and by what time a lot is
typically full
• Schedules and bus stops for PRTC buses
• Real-time travel information for VRE routes
• Whether the HOV lanes are open to traffic or closed


"Thinking about carpooling or taking the bus? Now you have access to the location and capacity of dozens of park-and-ride lots along the corridor," said Susan Shaw, Director of the Megaprojects Program. "Whether you drive alone, carpool, take the bus or VRE, there is information to help make your commute a little easier."

The enhancements are part of VDOT's program to ease congestion during construction of the 95 Express Lanes. The new web tool is Virginia's first integrated corridor management (ICM) initiative - technologies used to enhance multi-modal transportation operations in the I-95/395 corridor - to launch.

 

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