Performance Areas Pavement
MassDOT's Performance and Accountability Tracker, which reports on the department's performance throughout the fiscal year.
The MDSHA Mobility and Economy Dashboard, presented by Sutapa Samanta at the ABC30 committee meeting at TRB 2017.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- June 1, 2015
- June 1, 2015
This model was a 2013 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: There are many ways to show transport model results. For example, results can be shown within the modeling software interface itself, within a spatial software interface such as MapInfo or ArcGIS, or even analysis interfaces such as Microsoft Excel. The downside of all these methods are that the viewer would need some form of license to access the software. To improve the accessibility for users who only want to view and analyze model results, Sinclair Knight Merz developed a tool that converts these results into the Google Earth software platform. Link- and node-based results can be shown seamlessly and interactively in a three-dimensional form with an imagery background. With a simple click of any link, viewers are able to see detailed data, such as total private vehicles, commercial vehicles, volume-to-capacity ratio, posted speed, modeled speed, and other scenario information.
This project was a 2012 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: Traditionally, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has used an open house format to communicate ideas and concepts in the State Highway Investment Plan update. Desiring a more robust public involvement element, the recent update uses a variety of communication techniques to better educate and engage the public in the difficult risk and investment trade-offs. In addition to using standard outreach techniques, such as maintaining a project website, using social media (Facebook and Twitter), and updates via a project email list, MnDOT implemented several innovative tools. Examples are a budgeting exercise, webinars, and an online tool to assess the values of the public and identify where citizens want greater investment along the state’s highways.