511 Sponsorships

511 is America’s free, easy to remember telephone number providing travel alerts, traffic information and road conditions to motorists. 


The suite of 511 products available for sponsorship include:

  • Roadside signage
  • Website
  • Mobile application
  • Phone system branded message
  • Text and email alerts
  • Traffic cameras used on TV newscasts*
  • Safety Service patrol*
  • Other opportunities

*Not available in all states

  • 95% of 511 callers say they will use the 511 service again. 41% of travelers say they changed their behavior based on information provided by Virginia 511. *** (Drivers took another route or traveled at a different time.) 

*** Virginia Department of Transportation 511 Research, October 2011


Global-5 Communications’ marketing efforts for FDOT’s 511 Traveler Information System have been awarded a 2013 PRSA Silver Anvil, the industry’s highest award. Click here to read more.


511 was established on July 21, 2000 when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designated 511 as the single travel information telephone number to be made available to states & local jurisdictions across the country