Alaska transport dept issues app for travellers

Muslim groups are using mobile communications to target young girls for conversion. Image by Matt Kieffer / CC BY-SA 2.0

New weather and traffic app on the way for Alaska. Image by Matt Kieffer / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Alaska Department of Transportation has released a smartphone app that allows users to view information on road conditions, ferry schedules and weather advisories. The department also says that travellers can receive transportation information by following Alaska 511 on Twitter, dialing 5-1-1 from any phone in the state or by visiting The department hopes the new services will make Alaska more accessible to travellers. Read more:

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