In their August newsletter (sent out after a third of August has already passed), 511 is pushing four bulletins, all of which are useless unless you use a car:

- There's new FasTrak lanes on nearly every local bridge
- The Bay Bridge is closing from August 31 to September 4
- Please don't drive on Spare the Air Days
- Driving is great when you use our road-trip planner

That road-trip planner's a piece of work, vastly inferior to a billion other trip-planning websites: it only works for a handful of cities, you can't select specific starting and ending points, and . Remind us again why we're paying millions of dollars for this service?

it doesn't give you directions -- it only tells your what the posted speed limits are