About 511

is a free
web service that consolidates traffic and transportation information into a one-stop resource for commuters and motorists in the San Joaquin Valley.  511SJV provides up-to-the-minute traffic conditions and it's available seven days a week, 365 days a year.

In 2000, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated 511 as the national travel information telephone number.  As of October 31, 2009 there were forty-one 511 services available to the traveling public operating in 35 states, two Canadian provinces and one Canadian territory This translates into 511 services being available to over 166 million Americans and almost 7 million Canadians.

Traffic and travel information offered on the 511SJV web site is managed by a partnership of public agencies led by the Fresno Council Of Governments, the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the San Joaquin Council of Governments, the Kern Council of Governments, the Merced County Association of Governments, the Kings County Association of Governments and the Madera County Transportation Commission.

Additional data is provided by traffic monitoring devices such as traffic cameras and traffic congestion sensors. Local law enforcement agencies, fire departments and emergency medical technicians also contribute information for the 511SJV system.

511SJV will soon provide motorists information about accidents, incidents, and unusual delays on San Joaquin Valley Interstate and State highways. It offers real time traffic and travel information seven days a week, 365 days a year. In addition, 511SJV broadcasts Amber alerts and other emergency messages.

511SJV greatly benefits motorists and commuters. By using any of the 511SJV resources, motorists can make informed decisions about planning trips, alternate routes and departure times. This improves individual drivers' trips and helps reduce congestion and improve safety on state highways.

511SJV.org, with the support of its partner agencies, will continue to update and enhance real-time traffic and transit information.  Check back often as these services come on-line.