LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. – Kansas City Scout in an effort to provide Kansas City area commuters the best
technology and innovation in real time traffic information released an upgrade
to its comprehensive website today and recently added Twitter accounts for instant traveler updates.
The kcscout.net website homepage provides a new traffic dashboard allowing users at-a-glance
convenience with real time camera images, dynamic sign snapshots, as well as detailed incident information all
located right on the homepage.
The website features Scout's forthcoming Ramp Metering project. The Ramp Meter homepage links to
various pages providing in depth information about ramp meters, their designed benefits and regularly
updated information with times, dates and locations of public and online meetings hosted by KC Scout
to help familiarize the public with the ramp metering process. The main goal of utilizing ramp meters in the Kansas
City area is to increase safety. "Even though widely accepted in many cities nationwide, ramp metering is a
new concept in the heartland region, so with the new website, Scout wants to provide motorists with
as much information as possible. We want motorists to have an opportunity to be involved and provide
their input so that this proven, accident reduction strategy is a success," said E. Jason Sims, Manager of the Scout system.
Kansas City Scout currently has 340 followers on two separate Twitter sites.
Go to: twitter.com/kansascityscout for the latest in Kansas City area real-time traffic
updates and twitter.com/scout70corridor for traffic information
along the I-70 Corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis. Also new from KC Scout is a mobile-friendly
website tool for viewing highway speeds, incidents and dynamic message sign information.
The website upgrade also includes an online customer satisfaction survey that allows motorist
to provide input on Kansas City’s traffic management system.