Coastside Commuters: News Flash: We’re on http://www.511.org

DSCN0838.jpg (Photo: Big trucks significantly slow traffic on Hwy 92 during commute hours.)

The Devil’s Slide “commute disasterâ€? has been added to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC)’s 511 Driving Times service (found online at. http://www.511.org).

Thanks to Commissioner Sue Lempert, MTC Commissioner, for focussing on the forlorn Coastside commuter’s plight. Sue Lempert is also the mother of Ted Lempert, President of Children Now, an advocacy group based in Oakland, and, who, when Ted was an assemblyman introduced the Devil’s Slide tunnel legislation.
Visit http://www.511.org and you’ll find a Bay Area map– click on our neck of the woods, and you’ll be able to see if there’s congestion and where—and you can actually view traffic on Highway 1/92 via a remote camera—which is great if you’re at home but not so great if you’re on Highway 1 or 92 and an accident occurs. It’s especially dangerous if you’re locked in on the hill.

Commisioner Lempert, thank you very much–but how about signs on highways 1 and 92? Up-to-the-minute signs? I’ve seen these signs on 92, east of 280.

Not everybody carries a computer in the car, or a mobile phone. If there’s an accident that will cause a delay it would be helpful for the commuter to have that information so that he/she can make the decision to wait for the accident to be cleared up or go back home where they can be productive.

BELOW: TELL THEM HOW YOU FEEL

To reach Ted Lempert at Children Now, here’s the info:

Children Now
Main Office
1212 Broadway, 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-763-2444
Fax: 510-763-1974

Sacramento Office
1127 Eleventh Street, Suite 452
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-443-1410
Fax: 916-443-1204

Email: info@childrennow.org

Here’s how to contact Commissioner Sue Lempert

SUE LEMPERT
Representing Cities of San Mateo County
Former Mayor and Councilmember, City of San Mateo
365 Virginia Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: 650/342-9667
slempert@rcn.com