ALBANY – An app that connects motorists to real-time traffic and navigation assistance on the 570 mile-long Thruway system is now available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices.
“New York continues to meet the needs of 21st century travelers, and ahead of the busy holiday season, the launch of this new app will provide reliable, advanced technology to keep motorists informed and safe,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
“By connecting travelers with real-time information, this new app will help ease travel along the Thruway, promote responsible driving habits, and support an easier, less congested holiday commute for all,” said Cuomo.
The new app enables travelers to access the latest road conditions in real-time, including construction and traffic alerts, while remaining hands-free. A safety setting option also utilizes voice announcements for roadway updates while traveling.
Other Thruway Authority app features include, interactive Thruway map with real-time voice notification of upcoming Thruway-specific sites and traffic events; toll Calculator to plan your trip and E-ZPass and Tolls by Mail information.
The app also provides links to the I Love NY tourism app, New York State Department of Transportation, New York Department of Motor Vehicles, New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services – See Something, Say Something, as well as the Thruway Authority website.