Useful Highway Tweets
Useful Highway Tweets by cogdogblog posted 14 Dec ’08, 5.53pm MST PST on flickr

Thanks to @sorden I know am following ArizonaDOT – Department of Transportation which is now tweeting accidents and highway closures.

I am trying getting these tweets via SMS – the message above would have helped a few days ago when I got stuck in a highway closure on the Beeline Highway near the Slate Creek pass– I would have known the road was closed

twitter.com/ArizonaDOT/status/1052129515

There’s only a few spots on Highway 87 where I get signal nothing past the exit for Four Peaks until just past Sunflower, then over the pass, nothing until the AZ 188 junction, and then nothing until Payson.


What would close the loop would also be a way to let people tweet the same account to report problems– it’s not clear where they are getting their data, but the messages are posted via txt so it must be from ADOT workers in the field.

No… what would close the loop is better mobile signal along the highway routes; beyond the cities, Arizona’s rugged topography is pretty much blank spots on cell coverage.

The post "Useful Tweets" was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2008/12/useful-tweets/) on December 14, 2008.

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