Beverly Hills, MI (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
This year marks the centennial anniversary of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC). It is exactly 100 years from the first meeting that was held on October 1, 1903.
“This is a special occasion,” exclaimed Commissioner Greg Jamian, chairman of the RCOC. “Looking back to the rich history of our first 100 years helps us appreciate where we are now and the growth we have experienced, as we are guided forward for the next 100 years. What we are talking about here is more than just a big birthday. It’s more about the celebration of our heritage as the State’s largest Road Commission,” said Jamian.
With its 2,700 miles of roads and the maintenance responsibility of 230 miles of State highways, the RCOC has been building and maintaining the roads that carry growth and commerce throughout the county’s 870 square mile area.
Jamian further stated, “We had to redefine ourselves as a relevant resource and show Oakland County’s residents that we are a touchstone for value and vision. As we foretell the future of our agency's work, further implementation of new technologies and strategies in road and car integration will play a bigger role in improving the safety and reliability of the transportation experience. This year will begin the laying of the groundwork to ensure plans and goals for our roads and bridges through the next century are met. With the recent approval of a $108 Million budget for fiscal year 2014, an increase of $5 million from last year’s budget, the building can now begin.”
“So, where do we go from here? This Board and this agency are committed to remaining a national leader in our field for innovation and safety. With the dedication and commitment of our accomplished staff, the Road Commission for Oakland County will continue to find ways to become more efficient and even better at what we do,” Jamian concluded.
The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) is the county-level road agency in Oakland County, Michigan. RCOC maintains more than 2,700 miles of county roads, over 230 miles of state highways and approximately 1,500 county, city and state traffic signals in Oakland County. Our mission is too provide the public with leadership in safe and convenient roads ,sound financial management, respect for the environment, sensitivity to community concerns and dependable service Local people taking care of local roads and local needs. We've served the road needs of Oakland County for 100 years. Quality Life through Good Roads -- "We Care"