Travel info pit stop
- By Jill Rosen
- Feb 29, 2000
Washington travelers might want to make a pit stop to check road and weather
conditions at the state's new World Wide Web site, called rWeather.
Washington State Department of Transportation recently launched rWeather,
test.wsdot.wa.gov/rwis/, to give people a resource to help them make
informed travel decisions. The site is being beta tested and is scheduled
for an official launch around April.
At the site, people can access real-time data from about 350 weather stations,
traffic cameras and pass reports across the state. People can see warnings
from the National Weather Service and both radar and satellite views of
the state weather conditions.
The DOT plans to expand the service to allow people to see real-time reports
on traffic incidents and current construction projects within more specific
In addition to the DOT, the University of Washington and the Federal Highway
Administration helped develop the site.