511 Service

Outsmart traffic.   Call 511
Where are you headed today? Chances are it will involve jumping in a car or taking a bus or train to get there. Orange County’s 511 service is your headquarter for getting minute-by-minute traveler advisories and trip planning information by simply calling 511 or going online at go511.com. It was all designed to help Orange County residents “outsmart traffic!”

The 511 Motorist Aid and Travelers’ Information System (MATIS) provides the following services:

  • Traffic speed, congestion, and incident information
  • Roadwork advisories
  • Bus trip planner and information
  • Rail trip planner and information
  • Carpool and ride matching information
  • Park-and-ride information
  • Airport information (website only)
  • Bike information (website only)
  • Local weather conditions (website only)

When you call 511 you will be connected to a sophisticated interactive voice response telephone system. You can access this system around the clock throughout Orange County and while traveling in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. To access the Go511 system from other surrounding counties you should call 877.22.go511.

If you’ve ever found yourself stuck in traffic or in need of finding your way on bus or rail, the 511 system is another way OCTA’s Motorist Services are help’n you navigate your way around town.

Thanks to the Los Angeles County Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the development of 511.

511 Fact Sheet