• Category: Travel
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 2.11
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Information Logistics, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
27 Ratings
$ 0

511PA App

Get the most current and relevant Pennsylvania traffic information on your smart phone without ever taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel with 511PA, brought to you by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). 511PA provides real-time, hands-free traffic advisories for every PennDOT roadway in Pennsylvania, and for major roadways in neighboring states of NJ and WV, with more to come (visit the 'Settings' tab of the application in order to enable non-PA advisories). Simply turn on the application before you start your journey. 511PA uses your phone’s built-in GPS and the vast data in the PA, NJ and WV travel information system to determine when you are approaching congestion, an accident scene or some other traffic disruption. When there is an incident or slowdown nearby, 511PA broadcasts an advisory. Nothing to read, nothing to click, nothing to scroll through. You just leave your phone in the center console or on the seat beside you and focus your attention on the road ahead. By default, 511PA broadcasts advisories from within a 10-mile radius, but you have the option to reduce or expand the range to as little as one mile or as many as 500 miles. 511PA will automatically repeat advisories every 20 minutes while you remain within range of the incident, but you can change the setting to hear the advisories more or less frequently. You also can elect whether to hear advisories from all directions or just from the direction you’re traveling, and you have the option of filtering out different types of advisories by state or type of roadway. The application gives you audio player controls for Play, Pause, Stop, Skip, and Replay All. These controls should not be used while operating your vehicle. If you place or receive a phone call while a travel alert is playing and do not have a plan that allows simultaneous data and voice, the alert will pause, and will resume playing when the call has ended. You don’t need to register to use the app. 511PA operates anonymously. We don’t receive or record any identifying information about you or your phone. By default, the app reports your device-determined speed and location to our servers. The data generated by collecting that information is useful. It can help improve our ability to provide real-time information about what is happening on our roadways. But if you would rather not participate, you will be able to opt out simply by clicking a radio button on the settings page. The application is based on Information Logistics’ patent-pending "Open Microphone Platform," which is a queue-driven streaming technology platform used in combination with your phone's built-in GPS. The application provides real-time advisories via audio, based on your current location. The app subscribes for location updates as soon as the application begins and can be run in the background in order to send you alerts as you travel. The application will continue to check your current radius for the alerts and play them for you. You can run most music and other audio apps in conjunction with our app, which means our application may be in the background running while you utilize other apps. IMPORTANT – This application is intended to be launched while the user is not operating his or her motor vehicle. User agrees to use the Application responsibly and to avert any interaction with mobile devices while driving a motor vehicle. User understands and acknowledges that the Commonwealth Motor Vehicle Code states that 'No driver shall operate a motor vehicle on a highway or traffic way in this Commonwealth while using an interactive wireless communications device to send, read, or write a text-based communication while the vehicle is in motion.' IMPORTANT - Please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. IMPORTANT - NON-GPS DEVICES This application will have some limited functionality on these devices.


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511PA app reviews

  • Not great 2/5

    By Hakaibutsu
    I’m glad it shows road conditions for winter but a couple things.. Can’t copy and paste an address, you MUST manually type it in which is super annoying. No GPS blip to show you your current location, you’ll have to bounce between your “Maps” app and this app to pinpoint you exact location, also super annoying.
  • Can’t read the route numbers 1/5

    By Screw cbs
    Looks like a spaghetti sandwich. Have to zoom in to read the numbers only to find out that I have the wrong spot. Practically useless.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By Pats31
    Awful user interface, laggy and difficult to use. Not to mention that it gives no useful information and is extremely slow.
  • Can be managed but..... 2/5

    By Havoc 9994367812
    After reading some of the reviews I must comment. The app works but it will not let go of your gps unless you go back to phone settings and disallow it ANY access to gps, even though I had set the gps access to “only while using the app.” This also forces me to go to settings and give it access to my gps. Then I have to look at the warning ticker that runs across the top telling me if there were any closed roads on the way to my destination. Afterward I look at the map to see how the traffic is flowing on the roads of my travel. All this BEFORE leaving. Road cameras are much better on WeatherBug app. So if you don’t want to prepare excessively for your trip, buy and use a Garmin gps unit.
  • Shot 1/5

    By Don Jphnson
    This is terrible
  • Sound 2/5

    By Compman777
    Sound is very low since update.
  • App needs improved 1/5

    By Kiana2L
    It seems that so many cameras are no longer working. It really makes this app kind of pointless. It was great when the cameras actually worked. Please fix!
  • Battery hog 1/5

    By Idetectstuff
    Drained a fully charged battery in less than six hours, even when not in use.
  • Worked perfect! 5/5

    By Obie1829
    Just used this app during Memorial Day traffic and it was true reports all the way. Would not hesitate to use again.
  • Not great 2/5

    By JWGunter
    Unwieldy to use compared with other solutions.
  • Works good, just needs tweaking. 4/5

    By ricktrains
    Ok, first of all, it needs your current location to give you nearby alerts. Duh. Secondly, even if, which I doubt is true, they report your speed, if you are obeying the speed limit, who cares? ( Yeah, I forgot, none of you know how to drive, let alone how to obey silly things like speed limits...) What I feel it does need: send alerts when something, like a road closure, occurs in your vicinity. I had a major road closure just 3 miles away, that I had to look up just to find, after a friend had already told me about it! Kinda pointless if you have to search for things that are important to know about when they are that close. Real-time weather data. It lags, royally, on current roadway conditions. App showed as clear, but, said road closure above was due to a serious bad weather related accident, bringing down power lines across the roadway. Would not have happens on clear pavement the app said was there. Fix these two things, you got yourself a five-star, great, well worth your time to get, app.
  • blows chunks 1/5

    By broadfall
    this app is a waste of space on the internet. I wonder how much the state paid to be part of this app. It wants your location even if your not using the app and is difficult to just look around the app without turning location services on. how about you make an app that can opened while your on the road and send you alerts instead of being invasive and having to have my location even when Im not driving or using the app. secondly what are you doing with info your collecting. please make a simple app that reports traffic and other important travel alerts and stop requiring people to turn on location services when the app is not in use. please people. the technology is there, its pretty simple.
  • Big Brother 1/5

    By ChrisPoz
    This app reports your speed to a government database. I am deleting it before using it.
  • Almost useless 1/5

    By aTruckDriver
    The only working feature that is accurate is the map which shows where the construction is taking place and where the four wheelers are busy creating wrecks. The traffic conditions seem to be fed from Google. Advance audio warning for anything? Forget about it. This app locks up frequently.
  • Pathetic 1/5

    By MacMikey
    Interface is terrible, and if you turn off location services app won't set up.
  • Location services? 1/5

    By Meltingtheplanet
    Why does this app need access to my gps? So my position and speed can be relayed to the police? Then the app can't be used when moving. I'm a passenger in the car and can't get road conditions. What's the purpose? Makes NO sense!! Sounds like politicians had their hands in this one.
  • Great App 5/5

    By Pknitty
    Here is the app that runs by your preference. Start it and go!!
  • Helpful App 5/5

    By 333xyz333
    Great source of traveler information

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