January 23, 2013
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) in the US has unveiled a new website, Ohgo.com, which is designed to provide travellers with real-time traffic information.
Ohgo.com offers users up-to-date travel information with the help of the latest technology deployed on the state’s roads.
ODOT director Jerry Wray said that the price travellers pay for sitting in traffic is important.
“Ohgo.com will allow motorists to log on, look for traffic tie-ups and pick the best route; saving both time and money,” Wray added.
Developed for multiple user platforms such as mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers, the website is interactive and user-friendly, and it officially replaces the state’s current travel information site, BuckeyeTraffic.org.
Ohgo.com provides information on current highway traffic speeds, traffic accidents, slowdowns, tie-ups, travel times from one location to another, road construction, closures and delays.
The site also offers live traffic camera feeds in order to view up-to-date travel conditions as they happen and winter road conditions from November through April, each season.
According to ODOT, the future updates for Ohgo.com will allow motorists to map daily commutes and receive real-time updates at times when accidents, slowdowns or closures occur.
However, the department has currently not set a timeframe for the start of the updates.
In May 2011, ODOT launched a website with real-time traffic flow updates for various key metro areas across the state.