Resource Types Website/ Tool
- 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.
A dashboard that provides information about the performance of the MBTA to ensure transparency and accountability.
A dashboard providing information and data to the public on the highway system performance under the jurisdiction of the Maricopa Association of Governments.
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
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 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 was a 2014 John and Jane Public Competition winner. From TRB Committee ADA 60: To clearly explain the 2014 Washington State Freight Mobility Plan, WSDOT developed several easily digested communications tools to help inform and engage the public about the plan’s findings and recommendations. An Executive Summary provides a shortened, reader-friendly version highlighting the plan’s five key findings. For the first time WSDOT created supply chain maps that show where key state industry sectors cluster on the Freight Economic Corridors. A dynamic, animated infographic briefly explains how the freight system helps sustain Washington’s economy. And a video featuring Orion Aerospace employees launches WSDOT’s “Freight Matters” – a series of talks with freight-dependent businesses personalizing the value of freight in their lives. Each element explains the value of the system to non-technical viewers and leads to the same call to action: We can meet this challenge together. Washington’s freight system needs preservation, increased mobility, and participation from Washington residents in every industry, every government level, and every planning organization to implement the plan. With the engaging infographic and personal aspect of the Freight Matters video series, WSDOT significantly expanded its reach and potential to improve the state’s freight system for today and the future.