511

Southern California 511 is a free traveler information service that gives you traffic, transit and commuter service information in Southern California via a toll-free phone number and website. Call 511 or visit Go511.com to get all the information you need to make smart traveling decisions. Check real-time traffic speeds, plan a trip on a bus or train, and even find a carpool or vanpool partner. 511 will help improve your commute and keep you informed about travel conditions before leaving the house and while on the road.


The national vision for 511 states that “511 will be a customer driven multi-modal traveler information service, available across the United States, accessed via telephones and other personal communications devices, realized through locally deployed interoperable systems, enabling a safer, more reliable and efficient transportation system.”


Designated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2000, 511 is currently being developed by states and local jurisdictions across the country. 511 already has been implemented in over 30 states.  It is currently operating in California’s Bay Area and in San Diego, and it was officially launched in Southern California on June 10, 2010.