Smartway app offered
Posted: Monday, May 13, 2013 5:00 pm
The Messenger, May 13, 2013
More than 100,000 users have downloaded the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s SmartWay Mobile App since its launch in December 2012, according to a state news release.
The app is designed to help drivers navigate Tennessee highways, providing up-to-the-minute customized traffic information.
The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android.
“Providing real time traffic information can help motorists avoid delays and, in turn, reduce congestion on our roadways,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “The Smartway App is easy to navigate and can be customized to provide only the information the user wants. We’re pleased so many travelers are taking advantage of this free resource.”
The home screen for the TDOT SmartWay App is a map which locates the user’s current position. The icons on the left hand side of the map allow users to customize views to show traffic speeds, incidents, cameras, road construction, road conditions, and dynamic message sign displays. The “Near Me” screen allows users to see all roadway events sorted by what is closed to their current location. The “Notifications” screen allows motorists to select counties, roads or setup routes they typically take. A time range can also be defined to receive notifications of incidents on selected routes.
The TDOT SmartWay App was developed by NIC, the state’s chosen eGovernment portal vendor. NIC will provide user support for the application. The Help Desk can be reached 24 hours a day by calling (615) 313-0300 or 1-866-8TN-EGOV. For more information on how to use the TDOT SmartWay App, visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway/mobile.htm.
The news release encourages motorists to use the TDOT SmartWay App responsibly. Motorists should never text, tweet or use a mobile device while operating a vehicle.