Thursday, December 2, 2010

Improved Website for New Mexico Drivers

Mountain Mail Reports

Socorro and Catron county drivers are getting improved information on the state’s road condition website, “NMRoads.”
According to a press release form Transportation Secretary Gary Girón, the latest version of the website features a simplified, map-based interfaced, with a variety of easy-to-use customizable tools
“Since it first went on line, NMRoads [] has given travelers unprecedented real-time access to road condition, construction and weather-related information,” Girón said. “With the start of winter just around the corner, the newly enhanced site will allow motorists both in and out of state properly plan their travels in order to reach their destination safely.”
Features include:
·         Easily accessible menus.
·         A fully scalable map giving users increased viewing options, all the way from a statewide perspective down to city-level views.
·         A complete listing of active travel alerts, including color-coded descriptions of roadway incidents.
·         Live traffic-camera views or road conditions, either in the Albuquerque metro area, or statewide, and current information from electronic message signs.
·         Transit and rest area information, including statewide bike routes and maps, and RailRunner schedules, as well as trucking restriction listings.
·         Real-time weather conditions statewide, plus current weather statistics by city, direct links to the National Weather Service and Doppler Radar images.
·         Links to New Mexico’s toll-free “511” travel-advisory hotline, as well as to “511” services of other states, and links to road conditions in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Oklahoma and Texas.
·         Enhanced automatic e-mail and text message updates of travel and roadway conditions.
·         Both the NMRoads Web site,, and the “511” toll-free travel hotline are updated on a 24/7 basis.


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