Who Gathers the Information on Interstate Highway Conditions?


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As of 2014, individual states are responsible for implementing and utilizing real-time information programs covering traffic and travel conditions on all interstate highways within each state. Typically each state's Department of Transportation coordinates the dissemination of this information.

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Each state's Department of Transportation works with highway agencies, public safety agencies and transit operators to gather real-time information. The 511 national hotline number for transportation information, which is also managed by individual states and local agencies, is generally overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration. Several states cooperated to form the I-95 Corridor Coalition, which manages a Travel Information Services program for Interstate 95.

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