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Updated with more features! Get Louisiana traffic information on your smart phone without ever taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the wheel with Way to Geaux.

The new Way to Geaux menu features four main buttons that direct you to services:

  • Driving Mode: Provides hands-free, eyes-free travel alerts.
  • Traffic Map: Takes you to the current 511la.org map with Road Reports, Restrictions, and Cameras.
  • More Features: Links to additional features including a feedback form, FAQ, text alerts of advisories, truck restrictions, and a link the LADOTD twitter.
  • Settings: Allows you to modify the app's settings to meet your personal travel needs.

DRIVING MODE

Hands Free AND Eyes Free travel alerts with NO registration required! Listen to your phone play Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) travel advisories near you, in your direction of travel. As you travel, it will automatically keep you updated.

You don't need to register, you don't need to sign up anywhere for anything. The app uses the phone's built in GPS to stream nearby alerts.

Turn it on before you leave and it will start talking when you are getting near to a roadway problem. Alerts pause when you are on the phone, and pick up where they left off when you finish.

How it Works

Start the application before starting out of your driveway. You will hear active LaDOTD advisories that are within your range. Now put down the phone and focus on driving. There is now nothing you need to touch on the phone, and nothing you need to read on the phone. This is hands-free.

The application will remain on while you drive, "broadcasting" any travel alerts for reported conditions within a set mile-range (that you can set for yourself) of your current location.

Conditions will be broadcast once, and then the broadcast stream will go quiet until

  • there is an update to an advisory in range, or
  • until you have just come within range of another advisory or
  • A set time period has elapsed (that you get to set) and you want to re-hear all advisories that are still in range

If you get a call, or make a call while a travel alert is playing, the alert will pause, and will resume playing when the call has ended.

Additional Features

If you are not driving, or have a passenger who can operate the mobile device while you are behind the wheel, Way to Geaux offers some additional features.

From the landing page of the app, select driving mode for hands-free, eyes-free operation.

  • To view the La511 traffic map, tap the Traffic Map icon on the home page. Road Reports, Restrictions and Cameras will be accessible.
    To go back to the main screen, tap the Home icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • To change your settings for the driving mode, tap the Settings icon on the home page. You can change the advisory replay interval, the range for hearing alerts, advisory types and roadway types you prefer to learn about while you are driving.
    To go back to the main screen, tap the Home icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Press the More Features icon on the home page to see text listings of alerts, cameras and ferry information, to access Truck Restrictions, to access Way to Geaux FAQ, or to leave Feedback.
    To go back to the main screen at any point, just tap the Home icon at the bottom of the screen

To see your current location and alerts within your advisory radius, press the device settings icon next to the Way to Geaux title on any page, and then tap My Location Map. To go back to the main screen at any point, just tap the Home icon at the bottom of the screen

The Technology

The application is based upon a patent-pending "Open Microphone Platform" which is a queue-driven, voice-streaming technology used in combination with your phone's built-in GPS. The data for the system is the LaDOTD's travel advisory data.

View Android FAQ

View iPhone FAQ

Click here to view the Android "Way to Geaux" application End User License Agreement (EULA).

Click here to view the iPhone "Way to Geaux" application End User License Agreement (EULA).

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Home Screen

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Side Menu

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Traffic Map

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Driving Mode

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More Features

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Settings

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