Nov 20, 2011 12:29 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

CDOT developing smartphone traffic application

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado Department of Transportation is developing a smartphone application to alert drivers to traffic conditions and suggest pit stops for dining and killing time while waiting for the roads to clear.

State officials hope to have the app ready for testing on the Interstate 70 mountain corridor next summer.

The CDOT app will be supported by advertising, not tax money. CDOT spokeswoman Stacey Stegman says a contract for the product development will likely be awarded to a private firm early next year, with officials hoping to launch the app with live information on the I-70 corridor by Memorial Day, 2012.

A similar app is already available from the I-70 Coalition, a partnership of governments along the corridor.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)



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