- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Agency of Transportation is replacing the 511 phone system that has been used to provide information to motorists.

In place of the 511 system, Vermont is joining Maine and New Hampshire as part of the deployment of the New England Compass traveler information system.

Vermont officials say call volume has been declining steadily on the 511 system as information for travelers has become more readily available through a variety of other sources, including 511vt.com.

The new all-Internet system will provide a single source for road conditions throughout the region and offers more comprehensive information and services than any of the states’ existing service. Travelers can use it to receive text messages or emails about things happening on their planned routes.



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