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DOTD launches smartphone app for travel information

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently announced the launch of "Way to Geaux," a new hands-free, eyes-free smartphone application providing Louisiana travelers access to around-the-clock, real-time traffic and road condition updates.

The "Way to Geaux" application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play. The application is a free service provided by DOTD and is updated by the DOTD Traffic Management Centers (TMC).

The application works by automatically sending alerts to your smartphone after an incident is entered into the system by operators in the TMC.

The application is designed for TMC operators to provide detailed information alerting motorists of congested areas and in some cases providing alternative routes. For more information and links to download the application, visit http://bit.ly/WayToGeaux.