Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 5:11 PM
The first place Ohio drivers turn to for help is often not ODOT. But the transportation agency hopes to help drivers navigate through six big Ohio cities and throughout the state with a new website, ohgo.com.
The site features maps with travel times, road speeds, construction information, traffic alerts and winter road conditions from November through April. ODOT project manager Todd Wolfhurst says it’s a revamp of ODOT’s old traffic website, buckeyetraffic.org.
HOLFHURST: “And we even went with the name ohgo.com because it was easier to type into a browser, especially a mobile browser. There’s no apps to download, you just pull it up. You can use it on any smartphone: Android, iPhone, Windows, Blackberrys.”
The information on the site comes from road sensors, traffic cameras, weather-monitoring services and reports that come in to ODOT’s central office headquarters. The state spent $260,000 to change the website’s name and add the features. ODOT says these features are more up-to-date and accurate than those provided by other websites or apps.
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