3.00for iPhone, iPad and more
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Executive Office of The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
38.2 MB
Jul 5, 2023
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About 511PA

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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What's New in the Latest Version 3.00

Last updated on Jul 5, 2023
Old Versions
- New major release!
- New advisory options (see settings) including HAR Push Notifications
- Improved UI
- Bug fixes
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Version History
Jul 5, 2023
- New major release!
- New advisory options (see settings) including HAR Push Notifications
- Improved UI
- Bug fixes
Nov 1, 2021
- Updated web references for continued long term support
- iOS 15 updates
Aug 4, 2021
- New passenger/commercial mode which auto-selects appropriate advisory types for your vehicle type. More enhancements for vehicle-specific selections coming in the future!
- UI Updates
- Bug fixes
Mar 17, 2021
- Addition of Turnpike Toll Calculator
- Minor Bug Fixes
Dec 11, 2020
- minor big fix for settings load

- multiple bug fixes for iOS updates
- better URL handing
- improved UI handling for dark mode
- additional emergency items added
Dec 10, 2020
- multiple bug fixes for iOS updates
- better URL handing
- improved UI handling for dark mode
- additional emergency items added
Sep 5, 2019
- Larger screen support
- Bug fixes
- Dependency updates
May 30, 2019
- Bug fixes
Feb 26, 2019
- More granular slowdown controls (controls threshold for slowdowns to be played)
- Better winter audio alerts
- UI updates
- Bug fixes
- API updates, directions additions
Aug 28, 2018
- Further improving audio conflict resolution
- Code updates
- Bug fixes
Apr 17, 2018
- bug fixes
- workaround for iOS 11.3 audio bug
Oct 3, 2017
- Improved INRIX traffic tile loading
- Bug fixes
Feb 10, 2017
- fixed an issue with local sound files and proper playback
- minor bug fixes
Jan 12, 2017
- fixing low audio issue reported by some users
Jan 9, 2017
- various bug fixes
- improved playback
Jun 30, 2015
Revamped UI item menus, various minor bug fixes and updating of deprecated interfaces
May 22, 2015
- Fixes for popups on iPad displays
- Can control audio playback from lockscreen
Apr 1, 2015
- improved location accuracy
- improved bluetooth audio handling
Mar 9, 2015
- Bug fixes for some menu items which would refuse to close on some phones
- Multiple changes for better audio handling
- Added location notifications to warn users of less-than-ideal settings
Sep 27, 2014
- iOS 8 updates
- minor bug fixes for some button controls
Jun 23, 2014
- Minor bug fixes
- Handlers added to try and help remove unnecessary driving usage warning when not in motion
Apr 29, 2014


511PA is available in regions other than the following restricted countries:
Fiji,Vietnam,Micronesia,Thailand,Uganda,Albania,Cape Verde,Sri Lanka,Montenegro,Mauritius,Norway,Poland,Rwanda,Congo,Greece,Brazil,Botswana,Belize,Papua New Guinea,Tajikistan,Vanuatu,Zimbabwe,Costa Rica,Dominica,Estonia,Israel,India,Cayman Islands,Macao,Slovenia,Venezuela,Ecuador,Guyana,Honduras,Jamaica,Tunisia,Bermuda,Moldova,Madagascar,Romania,St. Vincent & The Grenadines,Lebanon,Suriname,Colombia,France,Montserrat,Portugal,Solomon Islands,Kosovo,Zambia,Bosnia & Herzegovina,Barbados,Italy,Serbia,Azerbaijan,Bulgaria,Bahrain,Cote Divoire,Japan,Cambodia,Nepal,Sierra Leone,Switzerland,Gabon,Hong Kong,St. Lucia,Macedonia,Niger,Australia,Dominican Republic,Nauru,Czech Republic,Algeria,Guinea-bissau,Iraq,Kuwait,Kazakhstan,Myanmar,Maldives,Pakistan,Seychelles,Austria,Iceland,Mauritania,Namibia,Oman,Cameroon,Georgia,Tonga,Antigua And Barbuda,Spain,Ireland,Kenya,Mexico,Swaziland,Uzbekistan,British Virgin Islands,United Arab Emirates,Burkina Faso,Guatemala,Croatia,Kyrgyzstan,Mongolia,Philippines,Taiwan,Belgium,Panama,Russia,Jordan,Ukraine,Yemen,Benin,Chile,Gambia,Indonesia,South Korea,Morocco,Peru,Palau,Turkey,South Africa,Anguilla,Bhutan,Belarus,Paraguay,Qatar,Sweden,Chad,Brunei Darussalam,Luxembourg,Malaysia,Mozambique,Nicaragua,Turks and Caicos,Argentina,Germany,Egypt,Lao Peoples Democratic Republic,Latvia,Turkmenistan,Afghanistan,Finland,Grenada,St. Kitts and Nevis,Lithuania,El Salvador,Uruguay,United Kingdom,Mali,Netherlands,Saudi Arabia,Nigeria,Senegal,Armenia,Libya,New Zealand,Sao Tome & Principe,Trinidad and Tobago,Angola,Bolivia,Congo, Democratic Republic,China,Denmark,Hungary,Malta,Malawi,Bahamas,Cyprus,Ghana,Liberia,Singapore,Slovakia,Tanzania
511PA supports English
Click here to learn how to download 511PA in restricted country or region.
Check the following list to see the minimum requirements of 511PA.
Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
iPod touch
Requires iOS 12.0 or later.

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