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  1. Missouri DOT Current Bridge Closures

    The Missouri DOT Bridge Closure website provides updates on bridge closures and unplanned maintenance scheduling to inform the public of changes in their daily transportation routes, and to maintain transparency and good communication. The site links to further information on the condition of the state's bridges and the state's inspection process.
  2. June 6, 2016

    VTransparency Public Information Portal
    VTrans Public Information Portal

    The VTransparency public information portal is a web app populated with data from across the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). Data include bridge inspections and planned closures, pavement conditions, work history, and planned work by segment, upcoming construction projects, and more.

  3. Transportation During Emergency Situations, Notify NY

    This program won an honorable mention in the 2011 John and Jane Public Competition. From TRB Committee ADA 60: Notify NYC is a voluntary program designed by the New York City Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications to enhance New York City’s emergency public communications. It serves as the City of New York’s official source for information about emergency events and important city services, providing New Yorkers in all five boroughs with real-time updates on what they need to know, when they need to know it. Registration is free and simple. Users can choose to receive notifications by e-mail, SMS/text, and/or recorded telephone calls, and can request information related to specific ZIP codes. Notifications are also sent to OEM’s Twitter page and can be delivered to taxi drivers, or on electronic road signs operated by the Department of Transportation. Notify NYC has proven to be an invaluable tool in helping keep tens of thousands of New Yorkers informed about emergencies, school closings, transportation issues and other special events. To date, 69,361 New Yorkers have signed up to receive Notify NYC alerts. More than 1,200 messages have been disseminated, ensuring that New Yorkers receive the emergency information they consider to be significant. In sharing critical information with a community of participants, Notify NYC is an indispensable addition to the city’s emergency communications tools.

  4. UDOT Goes Hollywood: New Animation Techniques Engage and Educate Public

    This project was a 2013 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: In 2011, more than 200 roadway projects were under construction across the state of Utah. One of the most innovative was Utah’s first ThrU Turn Intersection (TTI) at 12300 South and State Street in Draper. To educate the public about Utah’s first TTI, UDOT implemented a variety of communication techniques. The central component of this communication effort involved the preparation of two instructional animation videos to explain the existing conditions, identify the benefits of the innovative new design, and demonstrate how to navigate the intersection. A post-construction video was prepared as a follow-up to communicate UDOT’s decision-making process and to highlight the safety, mobility, and economic growth benefits provided by the TTI.

  5. We Can Meet This Challenge Together: 2014 Washington State Freight Plan

    This project was a 2014 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: To clearly explain the 2014 Washington State Freight Mobility Plan, WSDOT developed several easily digested communications tools to help inform and engage the public about the plan’s findings and recommendations. An Executive Summary provides a shortened, reader-friendly version highlighting the plan’s five key findings. For the first time WSDOT created supply chain maps that show where key state industry sectors cluster on the Freight Economic Corridors. A dynamic, animated infographic briefly explains how the freight system helps sustain Washington’s economy. And a video featuring Orion Aerospace employees launches WSDOT’s “Freight Matters” – a series of talks with freight-dependent businesses personalizing the value of freight in their lives. Each element explains the value of the system to non-technical viewers and leads to the same call to action: We can meet this challenge together. Washington’s freight system needs preservation, increased mobility, and participation from Washington residents in every industry, every government level, and every planning organization to implement the plan. With the engaging infographic and personal aspect of the Freight Matters video series, WSDOT significantly expanded its reach and potential to improve the state’s freight system for today and the future.

  6. Pro Motion

    This campaign was a 2014 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is actively working to set the context for what freight is—and how freight and multimodal initiatives are important to Florida’s economy and quality of life—through a public education and awareness campaign, titled Pro Motion. Pro Motion is progressing in effectively communicating freight needs and issues to the public, while stimulating stakeholder involvement in the process of moving Florida forward. The FDOT and partners have implemented the Freight Moves Florida logistics portal to serve as a platform for the Pro Motion outreach. Created through a partnership, Enterprise Florida, Workforce Florida, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and the FDOT, the Freight Moves Florida logistics portal serves as a one-stop-shop for Florida logistics. Pro Motion is being involved, stimulating partnerships, and encouraging outreach.

  7. Norfolk Southern Exhibition Car

    This project won an honorable mention in the 2014 John and Jane Public Competition. From TRB Committee ADA 60: Norfolk Southern’s showcase on wheels, the Exhibition Car is a rolling museum of modern transportation technology. It has served as a goodwill ambassador for Norfolk Southern and the rail industry. In three decades of service as an Exhibition Car, NS 27 has opened its doors to more than 1.5 million people in some 300 cities where the car has toured. The exhibit car features the following: Displays inside the car illustrate how people and technology support freight safely. Locomotive simulator provides visitors a chance to see life from an engineer’s point of view. Mock-up of a locomotive combines computer animation with realistic controls – complete with horn, throttle, and brake – to demonstrate the dangers of trespassing on railroad property. Train-dispatching center uses video presentations and a lighted system board to portray movements on an imaginary operating division, and illustrate how people in a dispatching office – the nerve center of the railroad – manage hundreds of trains daily to provide safe and efficient transportation services.

  8. FREIGHTWORKS: Southern California Delivers the Goods

    This project was a 2014 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: The six-county region represented by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) includes the nation’s largest container port complex; the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach; key land ports-of-entry between California and Baja California, Mexico; and over 830 million square feet of warehousing space served by an extensive network of highways and rail mainlines. To highlight the importance of investing in the transportation system to transport goods, SCAG developed the following communication materials: Video: “Southern California Delivers the Goods” that highlights how imported goods are transported from one mode to the other through an extensive transportation network, while undergoing multiple handling processes before arriving at a store shelf. Infographic: “BY THE NUMBERS: Goods Movement in Southern California” that provides interesting facts about goods movement activities in Southern California.

  9. Interactive Travel Time and Housing Cost Map for the San Francisco Bay Area

    This project was a 2013 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: In the nation’s larger metropolitan areas, where housing is expensive and traffic is congested, the choice of where to live often involves a trade-off between housing cost and commute length. Better planning, however, can help mitigate this persistent dynamic, as outlined in California Senate Bill 375, a 2008 law that directs regional agencies to formally consider the joint impacts of land use and transportation planning decisions. To help illustrate this trade off, during the development of the recently adopted (July 2013) Plan Bay Area, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (together with its partner agency, the Association of Bay Area Governments), created an interactive map that combines housing price and travel shed information.

  10. Transportation Priorities: How Would YOU Invest?

    This video was a 2012 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: Every four years, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission updates its Regional Transportation Plan. Public participation is critical to ensure an open, democratic process, in which all stakeholders have opportunity to offer input and share their vision for what a vibrant, livable Bay Area will look like decades from now. But how do transportation professionals help the public make sense of it all? MTC’s answer in 2011 was to produce a clever and informative animated video focused on the transportation investment decisions – some $256 billion worth – at the core of the Plan Bay Area effort. The Transportation Priorities: How Would YOU Invest? video served to demystify the complexities of transportation planning and finance, and show interested Bay Area residents some of the trade-offs that will have to be made by MTC decision makers, all in five minutes.