Introduction to Transportation 511

Transportation 511 can be used to share road conditions and closures that may impact travel throughout a community or state.

Established in July 2000 by the Federal Communications Commission, 511 is the nationally designated, three-digit telephone number for traveler information. 511 provides a simple number travelers can use to access road and traffic information from within the jurisdiction they are traveling. Many 511 systems now include a map-based application that includes real-time incident and weather information. The application provides 24/7 access to critical information, and the location-enabled search allows travelers to quickly find traffic incidents, travel restrictions, road conditions, closures, live traffic camera feeds, and other transportation information. Transportation 511 is typically implemented by public works or transportation agencies that want to provide the public with current road conditions and traffic information.

The Transportation 511 solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you import critical information from your incident management system and share roadway information with the public so they can make informed decisions before they travel.

Deploy now

This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

Deploy now

See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.


Transportation 511 requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online

Information products

Transportation 511 includes the following information products:

Item Description Minimum user type

Transportation 511

An ArcGIS Web AppBuilder for the general public to understand roadway conditions and closures that may impact travel throughout a state.

Not required

Overwrite Features

A Python script and sample file geodatabase that you can schedule to update the Transportation 511 app with real-time traffic and roadway condition information.


When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:

Version Description


  • First release of Transportation 511