Resource Types Audio/Video
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
This campaign was a 2012 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: Regional Parking Initiative is communicating with the public through alternative media and the use of humor and visual graphics. Staff presented a series of workshops on parking policies that included sessions with names such as “The Greedy Developer”, “How to Put Us to Work for You”. Cartoons with zombies poked fun at common parking policies, and Google Earth based-maps were used to demonstrate concepts. The financial implications of parking policies are largely overlooked. Central to this communications effort, MTC created four short provocative videos, a newscast, and visual posters to stimulate creative thinking, and invigorate and inform the purely policy discussions throughout the region, adding to more technical work. This effort begins to provide a foundation for conversations about the financial implications of the choices, so that we can develop public support for the transportation systems that serves the public interest.
This video was created to celebrate 10 years of Performance Management with MoDOT's Tracker tool.
- December 4, 2012
Five minute video on the basics of CDOT and investment in transportation.
- July 23, 2010
A short, humorous video illustrating the need to address potholes in Michigan. The video ends by urging viewers to sign a petition and contact their local lawmakers regarding transportation infrastructure. The video was produced by a coalition which advocates for improved transportation infrastructure in Michigan.