Politics & Government

App lets you check traffic using phone

The Washington State Department of Transportation is offering an application for iPhone and Android OS users to track real-time traffic conditions.

The application also includes updated information about ferry schedules and routes, mountain passes, Seattle traffic, travel times for Puget Sound-area highways and Canadian border wait times, as well as a blog.

To access the apps, search for WSDOT in the Android Market or iTunes App Store.

The information also is available at www.wsdot.wa. gov/traffic/seattle/products or by calling 511.