Pictured from left to right- Sherilyn Hammond: Public Sector Partners, Inc. Director, Events and Logistics, Lori Staffler: Caltrans/IT/ Information Technology Solutions Division (ITSD), George Akiyama: Chief Information Officer, Caltrans/Information Technology Division, Paul Allen: Caltrans/IT/ITSD/Custom Development Office Chief, Tracy Geiszler: Division Chief, Caltrans/IT/ Information Technology Solutions Division (ITSD), Edward Lee: Caltrans/IT/ ITSD/Mobile and Web Applications Section Manager, Jamal Karim: Caltrans/IT/ITSD/ Mobile and Web Applications, Chitra Chitturi: Caltrans/IT/ITSD/Business Applications Maintenance & Support Office Chief, Russ Hicks: President, Public Sector Partners, Inc. (Photo courtesy of Public Sector Partners, Inc.)
Caltrans was recently given an Award of Excellence for the innovative QuickMap mobile app, which allows motorists to view closures, traffic incidents and provides other travel information.
“QuickMap connects motorists to the information they need to make informed travel decisions,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Caltrans will continue to find innovative ways to make traveling on our highways more safe and convenient.”
The award for “most innovative team” was voted on by other state agency peers in attendance at the Government Transformation and Innovation event recently hosted by Public Sector Partners, Inc.
The QuickMap app displays the user’s location on a map along with real-time information including traffic speeds, road closures, California Highway Patrol incidents, chain controls, fire locations, electronic highway sign messages and live traffic cameras. QuickMap was launched online in 2011, with an Android app released in August of last year, and an iOS release in January.
The QuickMap app is available by searching “Caltrans” in Apple’s “App Store” and in Android’s “Google Play Store.” It is also available online at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.
As California’s COVID-19 case rates have fallen to among the lowest in the country and almost 19 million Californians are fully vaccinated, the state is moving 'Beyond the Blueprint' to fully reopen its economy and end many pandemic-era restrictions, announced California Department of Public Health officials. In addition, Los Angeles County Public Health noted the current guidelines vaccinated and unvaccinated County residents are to follow as restrictions relax and the economy reopens.
A virtual town hall Thursday brought together Los Angeles County Public Health officials to answer questions from the public about changes to coronavirus restrictions come Tuesday when California’s “blueprint for a safer economy” expires.
SCV Water’s quick and proactive response to removing per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) chemicals in its groundwater supply received top honors as the Best Environmental Project from the American Public Works Association (APWA) – High Desert Branch.