COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Transportation on Tuesday launched a new website designed to provide motorists with real-time travel information using state-of-the-art technology on Ohio’s roadways, according to a press release from ODOT.
The website, www.ohgo.com, was developed for multiple user platforms, including mobile phones, tablets and desktop computers. The purpose is to provide the latest traveler information to help motorists get to where they are going safer, faster and easier than before, according to the release.
“The price we pay for sitting in traffic is significant,” ODOT Director Jerry Wray said in the release. “It’s time away from our families and money spent on wasted fuel.
“Ohgo.com will allow motorists to log on, look for traffic tie-ups and pick the best route — saving both time and money,” he added.
The website is interactive and will allow users to get up-to-the-minute travel information about current highway traffic speeds; traffic accidents, slowdowns and tie-ups; travel times from one location to another; road construction, closures and delays; traffic cameras to view travel conditions as they happen; and winter road conditions available from November through April each season.
Future updates to the website may allow motorists to map their daily commute and receive electronic updates when accidents, slowdowns or closures occur. No time frame is set for the launch of future updates at this time, the release said.
ODOT said Ohgo.com is more user-friendly and officially replaces the former website, www.buckeyetraffic.org.