Situation: You found the position that is a perfect fit for everything you have prepared for throughout your career, and you have successfully navigated the process of scoring the coveted face-to-face interview. To ensure that you arrive on time with your A-Game, you allow an extra hour of travel time, despite traffic reports that all routes into the city are problem-free. You should have plenty of time to park, have a cup of coffee, and mentally prepare to blow the competition away. Your adrenaline pumps with excitement as you congratulate yourself for preparing so well for this moment. You got this. All of your instincts are telling you that this is the interview that will result in a win for you, and you won’t allow anything to get in your way.
As you get onto the highway you see gridlock just a few miles ahead. A tractor trailer overturned, and it is now blocking the entire road. It is in your way, and you will not allow it. You have to decide which alternate route to take, and you need to know within the next few minutes so that you take the appropriate upcoming exit. The clock doesn’t stop to wait for the traffic report that will not come on for another five minutes. You have to make the play, so you take a shot at guessing which would be the best route. Unfortunately, you choose the same route as the majority of the displaced commuters, and end up sitting in traffic for the next 90 minutes. You arrive out of breath, and fifteen minutes late for your interview, without a moment to mentally prepare. Your A-Game is still back on Route 76 stuck behind the overturned tractor trailer.
Achieving an Alternate Ending: How can the above scenario end up in you choosing a better travel option and arriving on-time with your A-Game? Now there is an app for that. Yes, an app that will help you arrive at your destination without ever missing a beat.
We love Tango Traffic, and are sure that you will too. Tango is an app that delivers up to date, on-demand traffic information in 10 major cities. It is the only app of its kind, and its consistent performance has us doing the Tango all over town. Thanks to this app, there is no more waiting for others to decide when you can hear the latest traffic update. We were thrilled at having the option to choose when we wanted to get the most current traffic update, but it gets even better than that. You can also customize how you would like the information by choosing from the following options:
Audio – Instantly hear up to date traffic reports for your region by simply hitting the play button.
Cams – Want to quickly see snapshots of current activity for a specific route? Simply select a route and then click the arrow until you find the desired location on your chosen route. The pictures are updated approximately every 2 minutes.
Maps – Not sure which roadway is best? Click on the maps section, which uses your GPS location to help navigate through your options.
Video – As an alternative to the snapshots shown in the Cams option, the video selection allows you to view the current activity via video streaming with no time delay.
Tango Traffic is free and can be downloaded on both Android and iOS5 and later. The reports are available on tangotraffic.com as well.
Metropolitan areas in which Tango is currently live 24 hours a day:
New York City