IDOT has free apps to navigate roads, system
AMES — One tool the Iowa Department of Transportation is using to fulfill its mission to be “Smarter, Simpler & Customer Driven” is a new application to organize all other IDOT apps designed for smart phones and tablets.
The agency is providing all the apps in one “container” app called myIowaDOT, which is available for download on both Apple and Android devices.
The apps include:
• Aviation — IDOT Aviation includes an airport directory, current Iowa aviation weather information and resources for obtaining other Iowa aviation-related information to assist pilots using the state’s air transportation system.
• DL Docs — helps the user determine which documents are required in order to obtain a new Iowa driver’s license or ID, or to add a REAL ID marking to an existing driver’s license or ID.
• Legis — provides IDOT contact information and news releases for legislative and congressional districts.
• DriveTest — provides practice tests that help the user practice for and pass the written non-commercial driving test.
• myMVD — is a web portal that allows individuals to access their Iowa driver’s license information and complete certain services online. Current services include electronic driver’s license/ID card renewal notification, mailing address change, access to driving record, CDL self-certification and medical examiners certification, driver’s license reinstatement requirements and payment of civil penalties. More services will continue to be added, including online renewal of driver’s licenses and ID cards.
• Iowa 511 — is IDOT’s traffic and traveler information resource. This application provides statewide real-time traffic information, as well as other important information for Iowa travelers.
• Twitter — provides access to IDOT’s Twitter page.
• Facebook — provides access to IDOT’s Facebook page.
The myIowaDOT app is available on Apple devices through the iTunes Store or on Android devices through Google Play by searching for myIowaDOT.
There is no charge for any of the IDOT apps and users should be wary of any driver’s license or other DOT-related app that charges a fee.