Road-Weather Management | Safety and Incident Prevention | Regional and Statewide Coordination
Construction and Work Zone Management | Data Management | Asset Management | Enabling Activities
Traveler Information Program Area
Traveler Information refers to the dissemination of any trip or route-related information provided to a traveler or potential traveler. This information may include: real-time traffic conditions, construction information, weather information, emergency advisories and alerts, the availability and conditions of public transportation, parking availability, and information concerning carpooling, ride-sharing and transit connections.
NRO is currently involved in many traveler information activities, including those focusing on NRO-owned and operated systems as well as those that entail coordination with VDOT statewide systems and/or regional systems operated by other agencies in Northern Virginia. NRO provides travelers information through the statewide 511 telephone system and a new, updated website; operates just over 200 DMS; operates a highway advisory radio (HAR) system; and shares traveler information with the media and private-sector vendors who in turn disseminate the information to travelers, including various "value-added" features like weather information and customized information. NRO also operates a customer service center that travelers can call for information. NRO also shares traffic video data through a central video clearinghouse to other public and private agencies as well as to the public.
The following strategies carry out traveler information-related activities:
- Device Master Planning and Project Development
- Travel Times on DMS and 511
- D.C. Region Traveler Information Efforts
- Portable Technologies for Construction Zones
- Traveler Information Kiosks and Displays
- Real-Time Multi-modal Traveler Information
- Regionally Disseminated Real-Time Park-and-Ride Information
- Alternative Data Collection and Fusion Approaches
The market packages most associated with traveler information include the following: