VDOT is getting ready to beef up its 511 traffic information system. On Wednesday, VDOT awarded a five year contract to Iteris Inc. to design, develop and operate a new enhanced phone and web-based 511 system. The contract calls for improved voice recognition software to enable better communications, easy-to-use menu functions, and new apps for the iPhone and Droid.  The new features should be ready to go in about six months.  WFIR’s Timothy Martin has details.

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