TDOT SmartWay Mobile Application Reaches 100,000 Downloads

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TDOT SmartWay Mobile Application Reaches 100,000 Downloads

Powerful free traffic application empowers Tennessee motorists with roadway alerts and information

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Department of Transportation (TDOT) SmartWay mobile applications exceeded 100,000 active users over the first three months since it launched. The TDOT SmartWay application gives motorists the ability to navigate Tennessee with automated notifications, favorite traffic cameras, and a responsive map the citizen can quickly view before their trip.


The TDOT SmartWay application represents the first state-owned native application for motorist traversing the state. The move to mobile provides a new channel of efficient communication that TDOT will use to deliver tailored and broadcast messages to its motorist across the state.

"Thousands of motorists are taking advantage of this free resource, and we encourage more drivers to give it a try," said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. "The SmartWay App not only gives you real time traffic information that can help you avoid delays, it can be customized to provide only the information you want."

The main screen of the application is the Map with a side toggle bar. The buttons on the toggle bar allow you to display (or toggle off to hide) traffic dots, incidents, cameras, construction, road conditions, or message signs on the map. Tapping an incident or construction icon on the map pops up a bubble with a brief explanation that can be expanded by tapping the bubble. To supplement the many other roadway events displayed, TDOT actually provides color-coded traffic dots in the major metropolitan areas of the state. This differs from other map applications with color-coded lines in that you can actually tap a colored dot and it displays the current average speed at that location.

It is increasingly important that motorists have quick access to traffic information when they need it. The NearMe screen of the application allows the users to see all roadway events sorted by what is closest to your current location. The Notifications screen takes this further by allowing you to select counties, roads or setup routes you typically take. When these areas are selected on this screen, a time range can be defined in which the application will automatically notify you when events occur in these areas or routes.

The last screen displays all of your favorite TDOT cameras. These favorites are saved by tapping a camera icon on the Map screen and then tapping Add to Favorites on the pop up window. Actually seeing how driving conditions look will allow anyone to confidently plan an upcoming drive.

The SmartWay application was developed by NIC, Inc., Tennessee's eGovernment partner since 2000.

About NIC, Tennessee Information Division

NIC, Tennessee Information Division is part of eGovernment firm NIC's family of companies. NIC, Tennessee Information Division helps Tennessee build and maintain the state's official web portal TN.gov and hundreds of online services that allow citizens and businesses to interact with state government more efficiently.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions. The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.



NIC
David Dahle, 615-313-0300
david@egovtn.org

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