Friday, August 25, 2017

Another year, another TransComm trifecta

By Mike Allende

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:
While we’re proud of the work and recognition of our communications team, we’re always looking to get better. What would you like to see us do more of, or do differently? What type of information do you find most useful? What’s the best way we can get information to you?
We teamed with the Seahawks and Amtrak Cascades on an award-winning
Stay Back From the Tracks safety campaign.