February 3, 2010

Houston TranStar introduces iPhone app

Houston TranStar is now offering customers an enhanced version of its mobile Website that allows iPhone users to view Houston area traffic and weather conditions in an environment optimized for their iPhones.

TranStar's new iPhone-optimized Website takes advantage of the advanced functionality of the iPhone platform, enabling users to view speed maps, weather radar, estimated travel times, roadway cameras, incidents, road and construction closures, and message signs. The site provides constantly-updated notices concerning incidents and delays on the freeway system.

While the Website was designed for Apple's iPhone, Houston TranStar also offers a similar service for other web-enabled mobile devices.

Houston TranStar is a collaboration between four government agencies that coordinate and enhance transportation and emergency management services, responding to incidents and emergency in Harris County and beyond. Sharing their resources to serve area residents their agencies are the Texas Department of Transportation, Harris County, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County and the City of Houston.

 

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