Giants Fans Encouraged to Use 511 to Get to Wednesday's Victory Parade
The hassle-free way for San Francisco Giants fans to get to this Wednesday's victory parade is to plan their trips using 511's tools and services. As the Bay Area's premier traveler information service, 511 offers real-time and predicted traffic information, transit trip planning tools and real-time transit schedules.
The San Francisco Giants, 2012 Major League Baseball World Champions, will be honored in a tickertape parade October 31 at 11 a.m. The route will start on Market Street at Steuart Street and proceed west to McAllister Street and City Hall in the Civic Center Plaza. Travelers may expect some road closures, detours and transit reroutes during the parade. Fans are advised to travel using public transit.
Parade-goers can plan transit trips using the 511 Transit Trip Planner at 511.org, or for those using smartphones at m.511.org. For information on how to download the new 511 SF Bay-Transit app for iPhone and Android, visit 511's Mobile and Apps page. Fans also can access real-time transit information on the phone, web or mobile site. And they can find current traffic conditions and driving times using 511's interactive Traffic and Driving Times Map or by calling 511 and saying either "traffic conditions" or "driving times" from the main phone menu.
511 is a one-stop phone and web source for up-to-the-minute Bay Area traffic, transit, rideshare, bicycling, and parking information. It's free of charge and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from anywhere in the nine-county Bay Area. Call 511 or visit 511.org. 511 is managed by a partnership of public agencies led by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the California Highway Patrol, Public Transit Agencies, and the California Department of Transportation.
For Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Craig Noble, 510-817-5867
John Goodwin, 510-817-5862
Kit Powis, 510-273-3650