Ohio DOT wraps record-busting winter in 50 seconds

Transportation communicators are in the information business. It remains a challenge to think of new ways to creatively sharing critical information. Therefore, a major hat-tip to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

ODOT turned to YouTube to share their annual snow and ice wrap up statistics.

According to the video, ODOT used more than 1 million tons of salt, compiled 1.2 million hours worked, drove 14 million miles and spent $113 million on snow and ice fighting. Somehow reading the list of ODOT’s accomplishments is not quite as powerful as seeing it on video.

Not every state transportation department or transit agency has access to video. But we all have the ability to think beyond the news release.

 

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About Lloyd Brown

I am the director of communications for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. I enjoy running marathons and triathlons, playing guitar and spending time with family. My professional interest is in how social media and new technology shapes the communication relationship between government and the general public. I have a Master’s degree in Communications and Leadership from Gonzaga University in Spokane and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Washington State University.
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