TDOT SmartWay Mobile Application Reaches 100,000 Downloads

  TDOT SmartWay Mobile Application Reaches 100,000 Downloads

 Powerful free traffic application empowers Tennessee motorists with roadway
                            alerts and information

Business Wire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- May 7, 2013

The Department of Transportation (TDOT) SmartWay mobile applications exceeded
100,000 active users over the first three months since it launched. The TDOT
SmartWay application gives motorists the ability to navigate Tennessee with
automated notifications, favorite traffic cameras, and a responsive map the
citizen can quickly view before their trip.

The TDOT SmartWay application represents the first state-owned native
application for motorist traversing the state. The move to mobile provides a
new channel of efficient communication that TDOT will use to deliver tailored
and broadcast messages to its motorist across the state.

“Thousands of motorists are taking advantage of this free resource, and we
encourage more drivers to give it a try,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer.
“The SmartWay App not only gives you real time traffic information that can
help you avoid delays, it can be customized to provide only the information
you want.”

The main screen of the application is the Map with a side toggle bar. The
buttons on the toggle bar allow you to display (or toggle off to hide) traffic
dots, incidents, cameras, construction, road conditions, or message signs on
the map. Tapping an incident or construction icon on the map pops up a bubble
with a brief explanation that can be expanded by tapping the bubble. To
supplement the many other roadway events displayed, TDOT actually provides
color-coded traffic dots in the major metropolitan areas of the state. This
differs from other map applications with color-coded lines in that you can
actually tap a colored dot and it displays the current average speed at that
location.

It is increasingly important that motorists have quick access to traffic
information when they need it. The NearMe screen of the application allows the
users to see all roadway events sorted by what is closest to your current
location. The Notifications screen takes this further by allowing you to
select counties, roads or setup routes you typically take. When these areas
are selected on this screen, a time range can be defined in which the
application will automatically notify you when events occur in these areas or
routes.

The last screen displays all of your favorite TDOT cameras. These favorites
are saved by tapping a camera icon on the Map screen and then tapping Add to
Favorites on the pop up window. Actually seeing how driving conditions look
will allow anyone to confidently plan an upcoming drive.

The SmartWay application was developed by NIC, Inc., Tennessee’s eGovernment
partner since 2000.

About NIC, Tennessee Information Division

NIC, Tennessee Information Division is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s family
of companies. NIC, Tennessee Information Division helps Tennessee build and
maintain the state’s official web portal TN.gov and hundreds of online
services that allow citizens and businesses to interact with state government
more efficiently.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official
government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions.
The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase
efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the
country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is
available at http://www.egov.com.

Contact:

NIC
David Dahle, 615-313-0300
david@egovtn.org
 
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