TUSCALOOSA – The Tuscaloosa Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC) and the Chilton County 911 District have partnered to provide motorists with accurate, real-time updates.
That partnership involves a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) program that shares information pertaining to road hazards. The Tuscaloosa RTMC then uses the information to post traffic updates for interstate and state routes on www.ALGOtraffic.com.
“Partnerships and sharing of information between organizations, agencies and industries is very important to the efficient operation of our transportation system,” said Nick Crane, ALDOT’s Transportation Systems Management and Operations Manager. “We hope this is just the beginning of what is to come and we thank Chilton County 911 for being one of our first partners in the exchange of critical information.”
To better assist the RTMC, the Chilton County 911 District has implemented a chat group through Google Hangout to allow quick and accurate communication between the two organizations.
“Utilizing the CAD viewer and Google Hangout eliminates multiple phone calls between the two agencies,” said Dan Wright, Chilton County 911 Director. “This promotes improved efficiency and effectiveness, and ultimately provides our citizens and visitors with real-time, accurate traffic information so they can plan their route accordingly.”
Motorists planning their travel route can find Alabama traffic and road condition information at www.ALGOtraffic.com or by downloading the ALGO Traffic app available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. ALDOT asks motorists to use ALGO Traffic responsibly. Drivers should never text, tweet, or use a mobile device while operating a vehicle.
ALDOT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation network across Alabama. For further information, visit www.dot.state.al.us.