Imagine driving to work, no time to spare before the big Monday morning meeting, when your GPS warns of traffic congestion ahead on your chosen route. It redirects you to another major thruway and you arrive at the meeting on time. The boss notices, especially since several of your colleagues, who lacked such high-tech systems, walked in late.
The technology to do this is available and affordable today in products such as the Dash Express internet-enabled traffic data system. But the information about the traffic must originate somewhere. If you live in the Dallas Metroplex region of Texas, it’s coming from the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) new 54,000-square-foot, $10 million transportation management center, DalTrans.

Texas Department of Transportation

Imagine driving to work, no time to spare before the big Monday morning meeting, when your GPS warns of traffic congestion ahead on your chosen route. It redirects you to another major thruway and you arrive at the meeting on time. The boss notices, especially since several of your colleagues, who lacked such high-tech systems, walked in late.