VDOT: New sponsorship program expected to offset costs of 511 traffic information system

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to offset the annual operating costs of an upgraded 511 traffic information system through new sponsorships projected to bring in $10 million over five years. The transportation department announced this week it awarded a five-year contract to California-based Iteris Inc. for the design, development and operation of a new and enhanced phone and web-based 511 system.