- May 1, 2017
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.
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.
This project won an honorable mention in the 2011 John and Jane Public Competition. From TRB Committee ADA 60: The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) recognized the need to plan for the evacuation of Transportation Needs Populations in central Ohio. In FY 2008, MORPC was awarded one of two grants awarded nationally to develop a regional evacuation and emergency preparedness plan for Transportation Needs Populations, and to serve as a benchmark for similar plans throughout the nation in the future. A framework was developed to allow the various emergency preparedness plans in the region to be coordinated and consistent with a regional strategy that focuses on the Transportation Needs Populations. The framework is not intended to replace existing private sector, governmental, or other local emergency preparedness plans. Rather, it is intended to enhance existing agency plans by identifying potential conflicts and providing improvement and coordination recommendations to specific agencies, thus greatly minimizing the potential dangers of miscommunication or inconsistencies between plans. The project goal was to create a seamless framework for the region that builds upon and supplements jurisdictional plans that are already in place.
This project was the 2011 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: The WSDOT Communications Team works year-round to establish its credibility as the first and best source of information. The team also keeps working on ways to educate the public on best practices for winter preparedness, where to get information and safe driving techniques in snow and ice. To keep drivers and the economy moving, WSDOT sent out printed materials to tire stores before winter, participated in public preparedness events and hosted media events at its materials warehouses to highlight what it would use during storms. After years of being recognized for its communication strategies, during the 2010-2011 fall and winter season, the WSDOT Communications team further increased its strategic resource sharing and reached out to find new communications tools and techniques. The 2010-2011 winter presented WSDOT with challenges. Multiple, unseasonably heavy and widespread snow and ice storms hit a region unaccustomed to snow and ice. Drivers had high expectations of WSDOT to deliver up-to-the-minute information and keep thousands of miles of road clear. WSDOT uses both traditional tools and cutting edge new technologies (blogs, social media, smartphone apps, and skype) to ensure people are prepared and informed. These cutting-edge tools take emergency communications to the next level, but staff also remember the rule of "make new but keep the old" and maintains its traditional media outreach, such as live radio reports, which studies show is a vital tool in emergency communications. Combining the new and keeping a focus on traditional provide the best methods to communicate to the public in an emergency, keeping the economy moving and giving drivers information to make the best and safest travel decisions.
This campaign won a Division 1 Excel Award in the 2015 TransComm Skills Contest. The Maryland State Highway Administration describes it as a "successful family friendly beach-themed public education campaign focusing on pedestrian safety, as well as bicycle and driver safety."
This campaign won a Division 1 Excel Award in the 2015 TransComm Skills Contest. Social media posts were shared during National Work Zone Awareness week, with the goal of encouraging safe driving around work zones.
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
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- June 1, 2015
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