Cruz511 Traveler Information Service for Santa Cruz County

cruz511-logo-white-unofficialAs a nationally recognized brand for traveler information, 511 provides travelers with easy access to traveler information and empowers people to better plan or adapt their trips based on knowledge about current travel conditions. Communities across California have developed and implemented 511 programs and the Monterey Bay Area is one of the few remaining gaps in this information network.

In May 2015, The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) launched Cruz 511.orga 511 mobile responsive website for Santa Cruz County travelers designed for viewing on smart phones and tablets as well as on computers. The website features:

  • Information on real-time traffic speeds, incident information and traffic cameras using data from Caltrans and the CHP
  • Multimodal information and trip planning tools
  • Specialized transportation information
  • Emergency alerts and notices
  • Rideshare tools and information
  • Station locations for electric vehicle charging and alternative fuels
  • Links to local transportation providers, services and resources
  • A strong focus on usability and convenience

Cruz 511 is now the umbrella and brand under which all RTC traveler information services will take place including those previously delivered through Commute Solutions.

RTC developed and launched a 511 website,, to provide traffic conditions and multimodal transportation information that is tailored to Santa Cruz County residents and visitors.

This entry was posted on Monday, July 6th, 2015 at 8:32 am and is filed under City Manager, City of Watsonville, Community Development, Homepage News, Housing, Human Resources, Public Works, Traffic . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.