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Fay FlemingMoDOT Names New Customer Relations Director
MoDOT has named Fay Fleming as its new director of Customer Relations. Fleming replaces Mara Campbell who left the department in September for a job in the private sector.

Fleming has more than 15 years of senior-level business experience in marketing, communications, strategic planning, research, training, writing, sales, and public speaking. She most recently was employed as the director of communications for the First Christian Church in Arlington, Texas, and as the director of the Business Performance Company in Dallas, Texas, where she served as a consultant in the areas of marketing, organizational strategy, research and leadership development training - Read More.


VideoTraveler Information Map
Have you downloaded MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map on your phone? It is free on iTunes and Google Play. Get up-to-date information on weather-related road conditions, flood closures and work zone locations all in the palm of your hand. You can also view the map online at: Traveler Map. Check out these user reviews for the app in this short video: Traveler Map Video.

Meet MoDOTMeet MoDOT Publication Revised
Would you like to know how much it costs to resurface one mile of highway? Do you know how many highway signs are needed each year to replace old or damaged signs in Missouri? How many miles of railroad track run across the state, and how many tons of freight travel by rail? If you've never taken a few minutes to look at the Meet MoDOT publication on our website, now is the perfect time. Many interesting details about MoDOT can be found in the publication. Check it out - Meet MoDOT.

Rockport Welcome CenterMoDOT Asks Motorists to Rate Missouri's Rest Areas
For many motorists, the rest areas and welcome centers found along Missouri's highways can be a welcome sight during a long drive. Whether you need to stretch your legs, walk the dog, or use the facilities, Missouri's rest areas are there for all travelers' convenience and safety.

MoDOT wants to make sure all eight welcome centers, 15 rest areas, and 22 truck-only parking sites are clean, safe, and accessible, so we are asking travelers for feedback on what we could do to make your experience at these locations better for you.

Take a quick online survey - Survey, or offer feedback instantly using posters at each location with QR codes that will take smart phone users directly to the online survey.

For locations, amenities, and other information about Missouri's rest areas, welcome centers, and truck-only parking sites, go to go to www.modot.org/services/travel/restarea/.

 
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Drive SoberSubstance-Impaired Driving Can Ruin the Holidays
Law Enforcement Says, "Going Out Tonight? So Are We."

As motorists plan their festive holiday gatherings between now and the New Year, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind them that substance-impaired driving can be a lethal combination. The consequences are fines, jail time or even death.

There were 41 people killed and 242 seriously injured in Missouri traffic crashes between December 13, 2013 and January 1, 2014. Four of the fatalities and 32 of the serious injuries involved a substance-impaired driver.

To help make Missouri's roadways safer, statewide law enforcement is on the lookout for impaired drivers, with targeted enforcement efforts Dec. 12, 2014 to Jan. 1, 2015 -  Drive Sober.


focus on the roadFocus on the Road Winner Announced
2014 Ford Focus Given to Jefferson City Finalist

Heather Stephens of Jefferson City pledged to focus on the road and not drive distracted. As a result of that pledge, she won a new car just in time for the holidays.

A 2014 Ford Focus from Joe Machens Ford was awarded to Stephens at the Machens dealership in Jefferson City as part of an awareness campaign to keep drivers attentive behind the wheel. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety teamed up with Machens Ford and KRCG-TV to sponsor the "Focus on the Road" campaign - Read More.


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Deer on Social MediaGetting Social with MoDOT

The cooler weather has deer on the move. They don’t mean to be rude, but sometimes they just are. They won’t pay attention to you, but you need to keep a lookout for them. Be ready to brake if any discourteous deer decide to cross the road.

Our recent Facebook topics included:
• Check MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map before you head out for road conditions.
• If it is raining, your headlights need to be on. It’s the law.
• 15 people died in Missouri traffic crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday.
• Your seat belt is your best defense in any traffic crash.


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Whitton Sharing MoDOT History
AASHTO Newsletter Features Former MoDOT Chief Engineer

The American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials is celebrating its 100th anniversary by featuring articles about AASHTO’s history. A recent publication highlights the service of Rex Whitton, who worked as MoDOT's chief engineer in the 1950's.

The article takes the reader through Whitton’s 40 year career with MoDOT and through his AASHTO presidency where he was instrumental in promoting and securing the authorization of the Interstate Highway System.

Read about Whitton in the AASHTO Newsletter.

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