Wednesday, August 01, 2012

QuickMap from Caltrans - The new California traffic info site to beat?

CBS Los Angeles - Caltrans Launches Real-Time Traffic Information Site, App

"LOS ANGELES ( — Move over,, Caltrans is launching its own real-time traffic and information app.

Caltrans QuickMap is an online tool providing real-time information about freeway congestion and commuting trouble spots.

“A wide range of useful information is now easily accessible to help motorists avoid congestion and reduce their travel times,” Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said. “This exciting innovation delivers real-time data so travelers can adjust their routs to get where they’re going as quickly as possible.”


image - Caltrans QuickMap App Download

For Android phones:

To install the Caltrans QuickMap app for Android phones, you will need to allow installation of applications that aren't from Google Play (formerly the Android Marketplace).

To do this, go to Settings > Applications and make sure the "Unknown sources" option is checked.

Then, making sure you're viewing (this page) on your Android phone, download the Caltrans QuickMap app


For all smartphones:

Try the mobile web page version, making sure you're viewing on your Internet-enabled smartphone.

QR code for mobile web page,

What's cool about this is the level of data available. From just traffic data;


To everything (Traffic, Lane closures, CHP incidents, Message Signs [love this one], traffic cameras and chain controls)


The Message Signs are just cool... You can see what's currently being displayed on any of the show signs;


And there's the traffic camera's (ahh... nothing like LA traffic! sigh...)


And if static cam snapshots are not enough for you, there's always the live traffic cam's, Caltrans Live Traffic Cameras


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