Yep, the 3-1-1 non-emergency call line will kick off tomorrow at 10 a.m., making the end-of-the-year deadline Mayor Nutter set for completion of the project.
Here's the press release from the city:
PHILLY TO LAUNCH 311 TOMORROW
WHO: Mayor Michael A. Nutter
Dr. Camille Barnett, Managing Director
Rosetta Carrington Lue, 311 Contact Center Director
WHERE: 311 Contact Center
City Hall, Room 169
WHEN: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 10:00 am
WHAT: The City of Philadelphia will begin operation of the 311 system on December 31, 2008. Starting then, 311 will be the only number necessary to find out information or to access a Philadelphia City service.
311 can be reached via the telephone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year or via the walk-in centered located in Room 169 of City Hall during normal business hours. 311 will be a free service available to anyone who needs to know more about Philadelphia, City services, or general information. Residents, businesses, and visitors are all encouraged to call.