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New England 511

Sign Up to receive alerts about traffic impacts, Casco Bay Bridge openings
and closing and Ferry Trip Cancellations via email or SMS text!

New England 511

The New 511 Traveler Information System for Maine

May 23rd, 2016, 511 became newengland511.org . This new improved system replaced the the 511 Traveler Information System. Please note that the 511 phone line are no longer active. However, this new service allows you to, more specifically, target the information you need. This includes:

  • Casco Bay Bridge-Specific Alerts! You will only receive Casco Bay Bridge information rather than all of Cumberland County events
  • Ferry Service Trip Cancellations and Updates: We now offer alerts for each of the Maine State Ferry Service routes. You can now sign up to receive alerts only for the trips you care about.

Sign Up to Receive Alerts Via Text or Email

To receive traffic-related alerts, sign up at http://newengland511.org and create a “My Trips” account.

How to Sign Up

  • Go to newengland511.org
  • Select the "My Trips" link in the top menu
  • Click on the "Register for a new account" button
  • Enter the requested data and click on "I agree to terms and conditions"
    Please note: The phone number you enter must be your cell phone number in order to get trip text alerts
    (the option to receive email alerts and/or text alerts is available in later steps.)

  • Click on the "Create Account" Button

The system will send you an email. You will need to confirm your account by clicking on the "Verify me" link in the email, or by copying and pasting the provided url into your browser to complete account verification.

Once your account has been verified, you will be able to create your trip alerts to monitor.

How to Create a Trip Alert

Check out the video walkthru below to learn how to create a 511 Trip Alert. Step-by-step instructions are below the video.

Video Walkthru

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Go to newengland511.org
  • Click on the “my trips” link
  • Login by entering the email address and password you used when registering,
  • Click the “login” button
  • Click the “add new trip” button
  • Under step 1 - either enter a custom name for your trip or select one from the dropdown menu
  • Under step 2 - Select the state
  • Under step 3 - select a roadway, ferry trip or casco bay brg direction
  • Under step 4 - select the directional segment you want to watch
  • Click the add button
  • You can add as many segments to this trip as you would like.
  • Let's add another segment to this trip
  • Repeat steps 2 thru 4 and click the add button
  • Now click the save button
  • There are 4 icons ( or images) on the next screen, hover your mouse over each icon to see an explanation of what each does.
    • Press the pencil icon to edit, add or delete segments to your trip.
    • Press the double paper icon to duplicate an existing trip.
    • Press the trashcan icon to delete the trip.
    • Press the bell icon to create and customize an alert for the trip
  • Click on the “bell” icon image under the “alert” column to customize and activate your trip alert
  • Under step 1, select the type of event you would like to be notified about
  • Under step 2, select the events level of severity you want to be notified about
  • Under step 3, select which days you would like to receive alerts
    • Click the weekdays button to only receive alerts monday thru friday
    • Click the weekends button to only receive alerts on saturday and sunday
    • Click the everyday button to receive alerts 7 days a week
    • Oor, select specific days you would like to receive alerts on
  • Under step 4, select the time you would like to receive alerts
    • Select anytime of day or select a specific time frame
  • Under step 5 select the delivery method for the alert
    • Select email to send it to the email address you used when registering
    • Select SMS to send it as a text message to the cell phone number you used when registering
    • Or, send it to both
  • Click the “save” button
  • That’s it! You will now receive alerts for the trip you have created.

Help

View the FAQs page and User Guide to learn more about the new system and its new features.

Questions?

Have questions? Please send us a note at mainedot.gov/contact/.

What Information is Available?

You can sign up to receive information on the following topics:

Casco Bay Bridge

  • Casco Bay Bridge North
  • Casco Bay Bridge South

Ferry Service

  • Bass Harbor Ferry North
  • Frenchboro Ferry North
  • Islesboro Ferry North
  • Lincolnville Ferry North
  • Matinicus Island Ferry North
  • North Haven Ferry North
  • Rockland Ferry North
  • Vinalhaven Ferry North

Highway Corridors

  • I-295 North
  • I-295 South
  • I-395 North
  • I-395 South
  • I-95 North
  • I-95 South
  • ME-3 East
  • ME-3 West
  • ME-9 North
  • ME-9 South
  • US-1A North
  • US-1A South
  • US-1 North
  • US-1 South
  • US-201 North
  • US-201 South
  • US-302 East
  • US-302 West