TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT: MassDOT launches real-time traffic displays in Route 24 corridor

Sept. 21, 2016

Displays will give commuters live drive times

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced today the expansion of its Real Time Traffic System (Go-Time) with additional displays along 30 miles of the Route 24 corridor, from Fall River to Randolph.  This expansion will include 9 signs, providing travel times to 20 destinations.

The Real-Time Traffic Information System (Go-Time) is a Bluetooth-based system that provides drivers with up-to-the-minute traffic information about how long their commute will be, and promotes reduced congestion and improved air quality by giving drivers a tool to make informed travel decisions. 

The travel-time system will continue expansion throughout 2016 on a corridor-by-corridor basis.

When complete, the full system will cover over 700 miles of highway statewide and will have 137 signs displaying travel times to over 300 destinations. MassDOT estimates more than 2.2 million motorists will be able to view the travel-time signs on a daily basis.  This information will also be available on a mobile app by the end of the year.

By the end of the year, additional displays are scheduled for installment along other parts of Interstate 95, Interstate 495, Rt. 1, Interstate 90 and Interstate 91.