We are always looking for ways to improve the information we provide via the Web. In this spirit, we have been doing lot of research based on the usage of our Web site and what a few of you have taken the time to tell us.
For example, here is what we have found are the top 10 things users do on our site in a typical month of May:
- Get Seattle area traffic information
- Find statewide traveler information
- Get ferry information
- Find job openings
- Get mountain pass information
- Find project information
- Get ferry schedules
- Find travel alerts and slowdowns
- Do business with WSDOT
- Contact WSDOT
We also found out that you weren't clicking on most of the links in the center of our homepage. The result of this research is that we are making changes, which we are unveiling today. This is the first step in a direction to improve and simplify access on our Web site.
This is just one project in a long list that we hope will make it easier to access the vast amount of information we have to offer, and make that information more usable. Other projects in the works are a redesign of traffic and travel information (putting incidents and cameras on the same map), making it easier to find a job in your area, and attempting to make the project index easier to use (did you know we are reporting on over 350 projects?).
Check out our new homepage and let us know what you think by taking our poll or just leave us a comment.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to provide your feedback.