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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • MoDOT Calls for Innovative Ideas to Save Money, Improve Safety

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  •     JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation is looking
    to its industry partners for ways to make its operations faster, safer and
    less expensive.
            This is the second year for MoDOT’s “Call to Industry” competition,
    which asks for innovative ideas to make the department a better
    organization.
            “This year, we are interested in innovations related to customer and
    employee safety, customer service, customer mobility, and road and bridge
    maintenance,” said Mike Shea, MoDOT Maintenance Liaison Engineer. “Our
    focus is to find new innovations that save money, save time, simplify work
    or improve safety.”
          The deadline for submitting ideas is March 1. Companies interested in
    submitting an innovation can find details and entry forms at
    www.modot.org/innovations. Winning entrants will be invited to exhibit
    their innovations in April at MoDOT’s system operations and management
    meeting in Springfield, Mo.
            MoDOT constantly challenges its own employees to find ways to improve
    its operations. Recent innovations by MoDOT employees include a modified
    hand truck that allows one person to install a snowplow blade, and the use
    of oversized cinders to fill in ruts along highway shoulders.
            “Whenever possible, we incorporate innovations from employees into
    regular operations,” said Shea. “We hope our industry partners will give us
    even more options to improve the way we work.”
            For more information, visit www.modot.org or contact the Missouri
    Department of Transportation at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (888-275-6636).
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