Travel Updates Go Mobile in Indiana

The state's travel advisory app includes weather updates and notifications on flooding, hazardous materials spills and other issues that could affect travel conditions.

by / December 19, 2014

If you’re traveling in Indiana this holiday season, the state now has a mobile app to keep you apprised of traffic alerts.

Developed by the Indiana Office of Technology and Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS), the Indiana Travel Advisory app includes weather updates and notifications on flooding, hazardous materials spills and other issues that could affect travel conditions.

“This new app will be a great on-the-go resource for citizens and visitors to Indiana,” said Gov. Mike Pence, in a statement. “The travel advisory map has been one of the most popular pages on the state of Indiana website, particularly during times of inclement weather. The app will be even more convenient, and we hope many people will use this as a resource to make informed travel decisions.”
 
Last winter, the IDHS County Travel Status Map was the most visited page on IN.gov, generating nearly 5 million unique visitors between Dec. 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014, according to the state.
 
Additional features on the app include:

  • Ability for users to set alerts for any county or counties they choose, up to every county in the state. When the travel status in a selected county is changed, the user will receive an alert notification.
  • Weather conditions for each county. Tapping on a county will display the temperature and an icon with the current conditions.
  • Contact information for county emergency management agencies, which are responsible for the status updates.

The Indiana Travel Advisory app is available for iOS and Android devices in the App Store and Google Play, respectively.