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511 Removes the Guesswork

Our free 511 service helps you get to where you need to be, when you need to be there.

MTC’s up-to-the-minute and around-the-clock service helps you plan transit trips and bicycle routes, get directions and driving times, find out traffic conditions, carpool info, parking options and so much more.  

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Visit our 511 website now. Or call 511 from anywhere in the Bay Area to access this tool.

Check Out Our Free Tools

Choose from tools like an Interactive Map, a Multi-Modal Trip Planner, 511 Transit Departures, and the 511 Transit Tracker to help move you through the Bay Area.

And we have plenty of free third-party apps from developers around the Bay Area, too.

Visit the 511 website to learn more.

MTC operates 511 in partnership with the California Department of Transportation, the California Highway Patrol, dozens of public transit operators, and rideshare organizations around the Bay Area.

511 logs 7.5 million online sessions and another 4.9 million phone calls every year.

The service is especially popular during major events such as bridge or freeway closures, or transit service disruptions.