MoDOT Introduces Pete Rahn Podcast

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The Missouri Department of Transportation is always looking for new ways to communicate in an open and transparent manner with its customers. Now MoDOT has added podcasts to its social media toolbox.

The podcast, which features MoDOT Director Pete Rahn, is designed to provide Missourians with the latest updates on a variety of transportation topics. The podcasts are approximately 60 seconds in length and are available every Monday at Individuals can also subscribe to the podcast through iTunes.

So far, topics discussed have included a focus on amending the current safety belt law, Overdrive Magazine's poll ranking Missouri roads as among the nation's most improved, major road improvements and the need for more transportation funding in the future, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and MoDOT's First-in-the-Nation economic recovery project.

The podcast released today features information about Operation Orange, MoDOT's signature effort to highlight the need for safety in work zones by turning significant landmarks and other buildings orange. Several partner organizations will join MoDOT in painting the state orange during National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week on April 6-10.

For more information, contact Kristi Jamison, (573) 526-2482, Sally Oxenhandler, (573) 751-7456 or Laura Holloway, (573) 751-5985.

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