What is 511 Alberta?

511 Alberta is a free traveller information service, operated by the Alberta government, that may be accessed via phone, mobile device or computer. The information covers highway conditions, roadwork, major incidents, weather alerts, availability of ferry services and waiting times at border crossings. Users within Alberta may access the information via phone toll-free by simply calling 5-1-1, similar to the way they would call 9-1-1 for emergencies or 4-1-1 for directory assistance. Computer and mobile device users may also visit the 511 Alberta web site at www.511.alberta.ca. Having both phone-in and web site components ensures 511 Alberta is available to the widest range of users. 511 Alberta is part of a North American approach to providing weather and traveller information.
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Why is this new service starting when we already have AMA Road Reports®?

The AMA has partnered with the Government of Alberta since 1927. Alberta Transportation has always provided AMA with road reports information and later, camera access to timely photos of conditions, to help travellers plan safe trips across the province. Transitioning to the new service to become part of the North American-wide 511 road reports system, we decided together that the government was best situated to manage the data collection moving forward. The new 511.Alberta.ca website now offers the timely road reports and other important travel information on a Government of Alberta website. The AMA values our 85-year plus partnership with the Government of Alberta and will continue to work with them.

AMA Road Reports® will evolve into an information service supporting the needs of highway, urban and rural travellers.

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Will AMA Road Reports® continue to report road conditions using the AMA Twitter account?

Yes, AMA will continue to report the most up to date road and highway conditions using our Twitter account @AMARoadReports. Follow us for the latest information on highway conditions and road closures. We're excited to be part of the travelling community in Alberta.

Follow @AMARoadReports or tweet #ABRoads (Alberta), #YEGTraffic (Edmonton) and #YYCTraffic (Calgary) to contribute to the community. Please remember, Don’t Tweet & Drive.

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