ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is updating its online travel information for motorists, with the governor firmly cautioning never to look at it while driving.
The website contains what state officials describe as real time information about a few hundred road and bridge projects, major bridge and tunnel crossings, traffic incidents, special events, weather alerts, forecasts, traffic speeds and camera views.
Cuomo administration officials say the revamped 511NY website, apps for iPhone and Blackberry, social media links to Twitter and Facebook and other features will update trouble spots. Users will be able to personalize electronic maps to avoid repeated searches for specific updates.
Clicking on the state map Tuesday afternoon quickly sprouts dozens of orange cones and yellow signs, icons showing construction and incidents, each connecting to a short description.