The Idaho Transportation Department is breaking out of its' shell and trying a new method to alert the public to road closures, lane restrictions, and construction zone backups... Twitter!
That's right, you can now get traffic information via the social networking company.
Initially, ITD will test the advantages of Twitter by notifying users of construction information on I-84 in the Treasure Valley. If the pilot program proves successful, ITD will consider posting "tweets" about additional construction projects in the state.
You can begin following ITD on Twitter by clicking here.- SL