The Cobb County Department of Transportation has been recognized by the Georgia Technology Authority through its annual Technology Innovation Showcase. The annual Showcase, which recognizes IT achievement in the public sector, will focus on transparency, customer service and efficiency in 2013.
The Cobb DOT was selected for its utilization of technology to increase transparency related to delivery of projects funded by the 2011 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Cobb’s SPLOST 2011 information portal offers a cost-effective means of providing residents with easy online access to the latest information on SPLOST-funded projects. The system links the Cobb DOT project database with a cross-platform interactive mapping system, offering users an intuitive platform for finding the location, implementation status, scope, cost and project manager contact information for all Cobb SPLOST 2011 projects. County staff were able to leverage existing in-house resources and talent to keep system implementation costs low.
“Transparency and customer service are the foundation of our business model in Cobb County and at the Department of Transportation,” said Cobb DOT Director Faye DiMassimo. “The ability for citizens to have readily accessible and understandable information related to SPLOST project delivery is essential to continued public trust and support. The Cobb County team, including DOT, Information services and GIS, appreciates the recognition of our accomplishment of that aim.”
The GTA will recognize Cobb and other award winners during ceremony at the Georgia Digital Government Summit in October. For more information on Cobb’s SPLOST documentation efforts, visit the Cobb SPLOST 2011 webpage.