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SUPPORT FOR U.S. DOT PETITION ON N11

WHEREAS, the Department of Transportation has submitted a petition to the Federal Communications Commission requesting a three digit national traffic and traveler advisory number be assigned for the purpose of communicating up to the minute traffic information to the traveling public; and

WHEREAS, the national traffic and traveler advisory number is based on the 911 model. Each locality will have an option on how to implement a national traffic and traveler advisory number, that best reflects each locality’s unique traffic conditions; and

WHEREAS, traffic congestion has brought many of our cities to a stand still, reduced the productivity of our work forces and made our cities less livable, a national traffic and traveler advisory number is a tool we can use to manage traffic; and

WHEREAS, the technical infrastructure is already in place to implement a national traffic and traveler advisory number and citizens are already using local traffic and traveler advisory numbers to make travel decisions and to navigate around congestion; and

WHEREAS, a national traffic and traveler advisory number would allow visitors to our cities access to the same type of traffic information that they would receive at home, by simply using the same number; and

WHEREAS, very little public education would be required in that the public is already accessing, using and benefitting from traffic information; and

WHEREAS, a national traffic and traveler advisory number would be easy for the public to remember and it would encourage more people to access and utilize traffic information,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors supports the Department of Transportation’s petition and urges the Federal Communications Commission to grant a three digit national traffic and traveler advisory number.

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