Guide to GoAkamai Beta 511 Traffic Information
Since its release in 2013, goakamai.org
and the GoAkamai App have been helping travelers navigate the traffic landscape
on Oahu by providing key commuter information in real time. Now, GoAkamai is
adding a new resource, the Beta 511 Traffic Information Line, to
provide a convenient way to get important traffic details via phone.
511 is now available to the public in its beta testing
phase, which means GoAkamai will be asking for valuable user feedback to help
guide and enhance the service. We encourage you to use 511 as a handy traffic
touchstone, and ask that you share your opinion periodically to help us deliver
the very best user experience possible. GoAkamai and the 511 Hawaii Traffic
Information Line are made possible by the collaboration of the Hawaii State
Department of Transportation and the City & County of Honolulu Department
of Transportation Services.
511 is an interactive voice response system that provides
public access to transportation information and services including real-time
information regarding incidents, travel times and other helpful updates. From
the Main Menu, please select from the following popular options: Traffic Conditions,
Popular Travel Routes, Public Transportation, Freeway Service Patrol, Pothole
Reporting and Ride Sharing. To contribute your recommendations or report
issues, please say "leave a comment" or select this option from the complete
list of choices available in the Main Menu. Here's a brief summary on the two
primary features Traffic Conditions and Popular Travel Routes.
Conditions delivers up-to-date information about road conditions
like accidents, construction activities, lane closures and congestion. Simply say
a roadway or point of interest like "H1 Freeway", or choose from a
comprehensive list, including the examples noted below. If there's anything
going on, we'll tell you about it.
Popular Travel Routes provides driving times
for major routes on Oahu as well as any incidents along the way. For example,
select "Downtown Freeway Trips" and then "Downtown to Airport" to hear the
estimated drive time, exact distance and list of incidents. Your helpful guide
will tell you what routes are available; simply follow her instructions to get
the details you need.
Us What You Think
We welcome your input and hope 511 will make your commute a
little easier by sharing useful information about your drive. You can help us
test the Beta 511 Traffic Information Line by simply dialing 5-1-1 any time from a
landline or cell phone. As you interact, we will be monitoring and adjusting
the system's ability to recognize your specific requests and provide
Please call as often as you like, and tell a few friends
about GoAkamai's new Beta 511 Traffic Information Line! The more you use 511 during our beta testing
phase, the better we are able to enhance the service to fit your needs. Mahalo
for your role in improving this unique and useful service for Oahu travelers.
*If you are calling from your vehicle, please observe the
highway traffic laws and be sure to use your hands-free technology or, even
better, have your passenger make the call.