The Mpls Star-Tribune Sunday travel section 8 days ago had the following:
"Next year Tennessee will become the latest state to adopt the telephone number 511 as a way to provide real-time travel information. The automated 511 system is already working in 21 places around the country (including Minnesota), providing reports on local traffic delays, road closures, weather problems, mass transit and other travel information.
"The services connect to live operators in the region who can send you a biking map for California's Napa Valley or winter updates on icy roads in Vermont.
"Many of the 511 lines can be accessed from out of state by dialing 10-digit numbers, often toll-free. (You'll find a list of these numbers at http://www.deploy511.org
if you click on "National Progress Report" and scroll to page 6.)
"Tennesee's system is expected to be available in September 2005. Currently, you can get 511 information in these areas: Arizona, Orlando and southeast Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, San Francisco, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington state."
Harumph -- danged if I can't scroll to page 6 as instructed. The 'Links' option along the left looks like the place to go for each state's information.