Communicating information to the public is a vital part of our agency’s mission. Everything from sending out day-to-day traffic reports to updating project statuses to giving the public an inside view of some of the work we do – it’s all important in letting people know just what’s going on in our agency and on the highways. We know travelers depend on this information and we work hard to share it in as many ways as possible.
|Our YouTube channel, featuring more than a dozen videos about the Bertha tunneling project,|
was named the best DOT video channel in the country.
So it’s always rewarding when we’re recognized for those efforts.
Earlier this week we learned that we’ve been awarded first place in three categories at the annual TransComm Skill Contest awards, handed out as part of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials convention. We also received two runner-up awards.
|For the second time, our mobile app was named the best among DOTs nationally at the annual TransComm convention.|
This marks the fourth year in a row we’ve won three awards from TransComm, and we have won at least two awards in each of the past 10 years. This is a testament to the skill our communications team shows in providing timely, creative information to keep the public informed.
This year’s awards included:
- Our “Stay Back from the Tracks” safety campaign put on by our Rail Division, which won first place in the Public Involvement Approach category.
- Our mobile app, which won first place in the Mobile Web Application category.
- Our YouTube channel, which won first place in Best Video Channel.
- Our Tracking Bertha beneath Seattle effort was runner-up for the Excel with a Consultant category.
- A picture of Bertha was runner-up in the Photo category.
|We teamed with the Seahawks and Amtrak Cascades on an award-winning|
Stay Back From the Tracks safety campaign.