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IDOT begins new blog

Jan 27, 2014

AMES — The Iowa Department of Transportation touches nearly every aspect of transportation.

The work done at IDOT matters to every person who lives, works and travels through Iowa.

The agency has started a blog called Transportation Matters for Iowa to help the public understand what happens at IDOT. The blog will be used to explain how and why the things the department does impacts the public.

The advantages of the blog format are many.

Timely – Information can be posted to the blog very quickly and shared instantly via social media channels, email and RSS feeds.

Multi-media – The blog allows IDOT to add albums of photos or videos to posts to help tell a more complete story. Sharing of photos and videos is encouraged.

Interactive – Comments on IDOT stories are encouraged. This provides a way for staff at IDOT to directly interact with customers about specific topics. The blog also allows for users to submit story ideas, giving readers the opportunity to control the content of the blog.

Accessible – The blog is for everyone, employees, the public and news media. Each time a new entry is posted, everyone who has signed up for the blog will receive an email.


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