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ADOT launches ‘ADOT Alerts' travel app

Posted at 11:50 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 14:55:54-04

A free app from the Arizona Department of Transportation is now to help motorists avoid unplanned and lengthy travel delays and other serious highway hazards.

Using geofencing technology, ADOT will send alerts to mobile devices with the app in affected areas and in advance of roadway decision points, giving the public plenty of time to choose an alternate route or delay their travel plans and avoid sitting in lengthy backups, according to the media release.

“We’re excited about ADOT Alerts because the app will help us quickly get critical information directly to motorists,” ADOT Director John Halikowski said.

All alerts are sent by a public information officer at ADOT’s Traffic Operations Center to ensure they are accurate, critical and appropriately targeted to a geographic area.

To get the most out of ADOT Alerts, enable Location Services and Push Notifications so you can be immediately notified of the most relevant alerts in your area. That way, whenever ADOT sends an alert to an area your mobile device is in, it will pop up on your device’s screen with a distinctive alert sound.

Users do not have to sign up, register or create a log-in to use the app.

The app can be downloaded free of charge in Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Search for “ADOT Alerts” in the app store.