The California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) District 3 constantly explores new technologies and more efficient ways to keep the public informed about transportation projects, potential traffic delays, and emergency lane closures.
To expand its public outreach, Caltrans District 3 has launched Facebook and Twitter sites to provide the latest updates on potential traffic delays, emergency lane closures and other District 3 news. Followers of Twitter and Facebook, which are free online social marketing services, can receive the messages as emails or text messages to home computers or personal electronic device.
These social media outlets supplement Caltrans District 3’s current online tools to keep the public moving, including interactive maps, live traffic cameras and a variety of other resources as well as the Caltrans District 3 website http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/.
“Twitter and Facebook are different ways we can reach a new segment of the public and make our messages available anytime and anywhere,” said Jody Jones, Caltrans District 3 Director.
For more information and to sign up for these sites, log onto http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/ and click the Twitter and Facebook links.