Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 22, 2013
Today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) launched the I-25 corridor on CDOT Mobile, its free Smartphone mobile application. CDOT Mobile provides travelers with real-time information such as highway conditions and traffic information, allowing users to make better decisions about travel mode and route.
“We first launched CDOT Mobile in September 2012 for the I-70 corridor and have experienced great success with 50,000 users to-date,” said Ryan Rice, CDOT Director of Operations. “By adding a large portion of the I-25 corridor to CDOT Mobile, more Colorado travelers – particularly commuters -- can take advantage of the real-time information. With more informed drivers, we can make our transportation system more productive, safe and efficient.”
Much like the I-70 interface, the I-25 interface will provide motorists with speeds, road conditions, road closures, construction activities and feeds from CDOT’s closed circuit television cameras for the I-25 corridor between Colorado Springs to the south and E-470 to the north (past 120th Avenue). It also will allow travelers to select and save their “favorites” providing them with ready access to travel times for their regular commuting route. Additionally, information that is currently available on COtrip.org such as speeds, cameras and road conditions for the entire state is already accessible in the CDOT Mobile map.
The next phase of the app will focus on other major highways throughout the metro area and the rest of the state as well as continuing to make improvements to the I-70 and I-25 interfaces of CDOT Mobile.
The development of CDOT Mobile is part of a five-year, public-private partnership with the Colorado- based, urHub. urHub was selected as part of a competitive process conducted by CDOT to expand its critical traveler-related highway data.
To download CDOT Mobile, simply text “CDOT” to 25827, go to http://www.cotrip.mobi or search CDOT Mobile in your App Store. To access the I-25 interface just scroll down and on click on the "Check Out I-25" bar.
About The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)
CDOT’s primary goal is to enhance the safety and quality of life and the environment of the citizens of Colorado by creating an integrated transportation system that focuses on safely moving people and goods by offering convenient linkages among modal choices. CDOT is responsible for a 9,146 mile highway system, including 3,447 bridges. Each year, this system handles more than 27.4 billion vehicle miles of travel. Although the Interstate system accounts for only about 10 percent (914 miles) of the total mileage on the state system, 40 percent of all travel takes place on Colorado’s Interstate highways.
urHub, a division of The Hub Companies is a technology company which provides digital solutions for content distribution and monetization within the Transportation, Tourism, and Media industries. Our patent-pending mobile and digital technologies provide the capability to deliver relevant content real-time based on expressed interests of consumers to create a high level of engagement. urHub solutions combine proprietary technologies with content, providing scalable, cost-efficient, revenue-focused communications platforms.