The 4-1-1 on 2-1-1 and 5-1-1
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2004In the future, Central Oklahomans will be able to dial 2-1-1, an easy-to-remember number recognized throughout the nation for instant access to critical human services when a crisis affects an individual, a family or our community. Governor Brad Henry signed SB 1405, which designates the Oklahoma 2-1-1 Advisory Collaborative as the official coordinating entity for all 2-1-1 Call Centers in the state. The Collaborative will develop an integrated service map and certify information and referral providers that wish to become 2-1-1 Call Centers. The group hopes to turn up 2-1-1 in Central Oklahoma by near summer.
In related news, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently developing a 5-1-1 Traveler Information Program Deployment Plan for the state. The Federal Communication Commission has reserved the three-digit number for transportation information nationwide. Types of information projected to be available on the system include real-time weather and road conditions, route planning, and traffic conditions related to incidents, closures, maintenance and construction projects. Interested entities should begin partnering with ODOT as the project moves forward.