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Jim Shoe

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Posted: 03/01/12 06:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sitting at home, drinking coffee and watching the local news channels, including the awful traffic that I wasn't in and I started wondering if that kind of video information was available on the internet for other cities, preferably without the endless commercials.
By golly, there is such a site. TrafficLand. Real time traffic cams, by city within state available for your laptop or various handhelds. Free.
Not only that, I'm not the first person to post the link. Someone else had already posted it. It was in the "sticky" section of Roads and Routes.
Like many if not most of us, I rarely look in the "sticky" section of any forum, preferring to do things the hard way.
I think maybe I'll spend some time browsing the "sticky" sections in the other sections of the forum.
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For obvious reasons, please don't move this post to the "sticky" section.


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Thank you for that, it is a nice idea and I may bookmark it but, I will never go back there if there is any choice. The information may be good, but it is not worth putting up with the obnoxious waving, jumping and shaking ads on the page.

Those same cameras can usually be accessed by other means. I'll do that.

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Posted: 03/01/12 04:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Real time traffic info is available in the Houston area at Houston TranStar. It gives you speeds, accidents, construction, etc for the whole area on an easy to understand color map. I always check it before going thru the city.

Dallas / Fort Worth has a similar system.

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camperpaul wrote:

Here is the one I use in the NW Indiana, NE Illinois and SE Wisconsin area. It was started by a group of students at the University of Illinois @ Chicago about 15 years ago...

It takes a few minutes to get the hang of using it but it gives a lot more info than a few cameras can give.

Info displayed includes:
  • Construction zones
  • Current traffic density
  • Travel times
  • Real time road closings due to accidents
  • Real time road closings due to weather
  • Highway message boards


It is great for route planning because it gives current and future construction zones with schedules.

Travel Midwest


Thanks for that link!


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Thanks for the tip. That is a good tool to have available when traveling.


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Here is the one I use in the NW Indiana, NE Illinois and SE Wisconsin area. It was started by a group of students at the University of Illinois @ Chicago about 15 years ago...

It takes a few minutes to get the hang of using it but it gives a lot more info than a few cameras can give.

Info displayed includes:
  • Construction zones
  • Current traffic density
  • Travel times
  • Real time road closings due to accidents
  • Real time road closings due to weather
  • Highway message boards


It is great for route planning because it gives current and future construction zones with schedules.

Travel Midwest


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