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VDOT releases app update

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has launched the next generation of the Virginia 511 traveler information app. According to a press release, using Virginia 511 provides users with real-time, accurate traffic information about road conditions, congestion and highway work zones in Virginia, whenever they need it.

According to the release, changes to the app include improved user experience, push notifications and alerts, transit and parking information and turn-by-turn navigation.

“Navigation is provided through VDOT’s partnership with Waze, the free, real-time, crowdsourced navigation app,” officials said in the release. “VDOT is using Waze’s Deep Links Application program interface, or API, to power this feature.”