CHART Traveler Information
CHART provides real-time information concerning travel conditions on the main roads in the primary coverage area. Traveler information focuses on planned or accidental traffic disruptions, such as accidents, chemical spills, snow, ice, floods, major special events, seasonal recreational peaks, and roadway construction. CHART uses several ways to disseminate traveler information, including:
- Dynamic Message Signs (DMS), which are programmable message boards (permanent and portable) capable of displaying real-time traffic information to motorists.
- Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) stations which are low power radio stations that provide information on traffic conditions and special events.
- Commercial radio and television broadcasts - by providing accurate and timely information to commercial broadcasters, CHART reaches a wide audience of listeners and viewers.
- Travelers Advisory Telephone (TAT) is currently used for summer beach traffic [Reach-the-Beach (800) 541-9595], and is in the planning phase for possible broader application.