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  1. May 1, 2017

    10 year Results – Missouri Department of Transportation
    Website and Report

    MoDOT Results is a website and accompanying report addressing Missouri DOT's performance from 2007-2016 across dimensions of accountability, innovation, and efficiency. Both the website and the report incorporate infographics, and other images to portray the agency's performance in non-technical terms, suitable for a general-public audience.

  2. MBTA Performance Dashboard

    A dashboard that provides information about the performance of the MBTA to ensure transparency and accountability.

  3. MassDOT Annual Performance Report

    MassDOT's Performance and Accountability Tracker, which reports on the department's performance throughout the fiscal year.
  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. FDOT Legislative Briefing Documents

    This project won an honorable mention in the 2012 John and Jane Public Competition. From TRB Committee ADA 60: Florida Department of Transportation created the Legislative Briefing Documents in 2010 with the goal of informing Florida’s Legislators about the major transportation investments in their respective districts. The project originally started as a document for just one legislator, but became so popular because of its effectiveness, that an individual and unique Legislative Briefing Document is now made for each of Florida’s 40 Senators and 120 Representatives on an annual basis.

  9. METRO Communicating During Emergencies

    This project was a 2011 John and Jane Public Competition honorable mention winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is a multi-modal public transportation provider for the Houston/Harris County region. In addition to providing local and commuter bus, paratransit, and light rail services, the region looks to METRO during emergencies to provide transportation services in support of regional evacuations, particularly of citizens with functional and access needs, as well as other emergency transportation needs. Communicating with those citizens is vital during an emergency, and METRO accomplishes this through a variety of methods, including a website, social media, an information phone-line, and traditional media sources.

  10. Terminus: Transportation Planning In Game Form

    This project won an honorable mention in the 2012 John and Jane Public Competition. From TRB Committee ADA 60: Created originally as a means to educate high school-age students on transportation planning and policy negotiation, Terminus is a game that brings together aspects of long- and short-range regional planning, with components drawn from Georgia’s recent regional transportation referendum process. By placing participants into the role of an elected official and asking them to negotiate with the other jurisdictions in their region for the resources to build projects, players have a chance to learn complex lessons firsthand.