Transit App Released by Oakland County, Mich.

Oakland County, Mich., released a street traffic app allowing residents to get transit information delivered to their pocket.

by Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press / July 15, 2016

(TNS) -- Oakland County residents have a new option for getting road information in their county.

The Road Commission for Oakland County now has an app for mobile devices.

The free app is available through the Apple and Google app stores (search for Road Commission for Oakland County) and provides a traffic map showing current congestion. It also provides "links to RCOC's Facebook and Twitter accounts, a link to RCOC's road projects and traffic alerts list, the RCOC calendar of events and a link to sign up for e-mail notifications about various RCOC activities." There is also an option to send a photo and file a report about a road issue.

"We want to make it as easy as possible for residents, motorists and businesses to contact us and share information with us. While we monitor our road system fairly closely, we simply can't be everywhere at once, and the people using the system are valuable partners in this process. This app makes that partnership even stronger," Road Commission Chairman Ron Fowkes said in a news release.

However, in a nod to safety, Fowkes advised against using smart phones while driving.

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