Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Improved Commuter Link

UDOT Announces Improved CommuterLink Website

New Site Offers Mobile Version for Travel Information On the Go

November 26, 2008 - Salt Lake City - The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announced that a new, upgraded version of CommuterLink is now available at UDOT also announced that a mobile version is now available, users can now access CommuterLink at the same address from any web-enabled PDA or cell phone.

The CommuterLink Website provides travelers with real-time traffic data from most of the state’s major roads. The public is able to view snapshots from more than 400 traffic cameras that are refreshed every two minutes. Incidents and construction zones are marked on roads throughout the state and color-coded maps show travel speeds on the major highways along the Wasatch Front.

The enhanced version of CommuterLink offers the following new features:

· Views from additional cameras offering better coverage

· Map views of the entire state, with easier navigation

· Additional information about construction and traffic incidents

· Clearer camera views that are refreshed more rapidly

· Real-time travel times for parts of I-15, I-80, I-215, Legacy Parkway and SR 201

· Quick links to current weather forecasts for more than 200 locations in Utah

· Links for easily contacting UDOT about traffic signal problems

· Links to quickly find information about emergency alerts, air quality, UDOT’s new TravelWise program and traveler information for neighboring states

The mobile version of CommuterLink, powered by Usablenet, offers many of the same features such as traffic cameras, current traffic incidents, variable message signs, road conditions, but in a condensed version for speed.

Usablenet Mobile is a fully managed service that leverages the features and functionality of a company’s existing Web site and extends it to all mobile devices worldwide in less than six weeks, requiring no client IT or Web design resources.

This service is also possible through cooperation with CommuterLink partners including, the Utah Department of Public Safety, Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem and St. George.

For more information about CommuterLink or to try the improved site go to

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