- December 15, 2015
This animated video introduces basic concepts related to infrastructure asset preservation, investment, and performance. The agency notes that "Most people notice when ODOT builds something new, but we actually spend 93% of our time and resources preserving our transportation system. We continue to implement new, smarter ways to improve safety and protect Ohio’s investment in the more than 43,000 miles of roads and 14,000 bridges that ODOT maintains."
- December 15, 2015
The Ohio DOT Preservation homepage communicates the agency's strategy and operational approach to preservation is clear, compelling terms. In addition to a simple user interface that highlights key initiatives, the Preservation homepage features an innovative animated video: Taking Care of What We Have.
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.
- June 6, 2016
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.
This tool was a 2013 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: The SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct’s south end, between South Holgate and South King streets, is being replaced with two side-by-side bridges. In addition, the structure’s waterfront section is being replaced with a bored tunnel beneath downtown Seattle. Parsons Brinckerhoff created a flash tool that allows the public to see the project at key points in the schedule and to view detour routes and impacted areas from different angles. SR 99 through downtown Seattle carries approximately 110,000 vehicles daily, so public outreach and information has been critical. Since its inception, Parsons Brinckerhoff has continued to work with Washington State Department of Transportation to revise and update the tool to reflect current schedules and milestones.
Oregon’s state highway system contains more than 2,700 bridges. (The state’s cities and counties own about another 4,000.) More than half of the state highway bridges were built in the 1950s and ‘60s; these bridges are 50 to 65 years old. “If these bridges were people, we’d be throwing retirement parties for them,” said Bruce Johnson, Oregon State Bridge Engineer. “Instead, we’re asking them to carry more traffic at higher speeds and heavier weights.” “Healthy bridges are critical to Oregon’s economy and our lifestyle,” said Matthew Garrett, ODOT Director. “They connect communities; they link lives. We cannot let those bonds break. We must be willing to make the necessary strategic investments.” Maintaining good bridges is critical to a strong economy and to preserving safe and reliable travel. Deteriorated bridges can impede mobility and force trucks to detour, costing businesses time and money. Measuring the current health of Oregon’s bridge population enables the Oregon Department of Transportation to track conditions over time to determine bridge rehabilitation and replacement needs.
What are the implications of MAP-21 newly proposed rules for safety, pavement and bridges? WSDOT has developed a website and folios that share general and technical information intended to enhance the understanding of federal rule making for the general public as well as technical audiences. As proposed rules are released and other rules become finalized, the website will be updated to reflect current information.
- August 1, 2014
The Gray Notebook 54In Washington state, water is everywhere. As a result, so are the bridges and ferries that help keep the state’s economy vibrant and goods, people and services moving. WSDOT’s 54th edition of its quarterly performance and accountability report, the “Gray Notebook” takes a close look at how well the agency is preserving its bridges, ferry terminals and vessels and how the state is performing in terms of transporting goods and services. In addition to quarterly articles on ferries, rail, Lean and incident response, this issue also features annual reports on how Washington state agencies are working together to make highways safer for travelers, and how obtaining certain environmental permits saves WSDOT time and resources
WSDOT’s quarterly performance report on transportation systems, programs, and department management
- June 1, 2015
- June 1, 2015
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