Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Introducing … Caltrans QuickMap!

If you drive -- or you ride with someone who does -- we have a new bookmark-worthy site for you! It’s called QuickMap, a new online service that provides traffic and travel information, brought to you by Caltrans. QuickMap puts traffic info for the entire state at your fingertips. Click on the icons on the QuickMap state map and you can access almost 1,000 freeway cameras and more than 700 electronic message signs on highways statewide … in real time. You can also zoom in to regional areas for a quick overview of traffic, and monitor congestion, incidents, lane closures, travel times and Amber Alerts. You’ll also get chain-control info and color-coded traffic speeds on freeways and local roads statewide.

So, the next time you’re getting ready to take a drive -- whether you’re headed out for your morning commute or on a long road trip to parts unknown -- check out Caltrans QuickMap first. You’ll be glad you did.