Traffic apps: Many maps to guide you

  • Updated: January 29, 2014 - 4:13 PM

Getting from point A to point B is one thing. But what if there’s traffic? And snow? These mobile apps might (or might not) help.

Waze

Focuses on routes, sorted by estimated travel time, with users crowdsourcing everything from gas prices to traffic crashes along the way.

Find it:

www.waze.com

MnDOT 511

It’s got the basics without the flashy presentation, but it’s the only one to show statewide road conditions as reported by maintenance crews and snowplow drivers.

Find it:

www.511mn.org

Scout

Route-focused like Waze, but without the crowdsourced reports. It has an emphasis on guiding you toward things like ATMs, hotels or grocery stores.

Find it:

www.scout.me

Google Maps

Shows a broad overview — red, yellow and green lines for traffic flow — and plots routes. Includes some data from Waze, which it purchased in 2013.

Find it:

maps.google.com

Apple Maps

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