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Caltrans News Flash Highlights its Use of Social Media



Caltrans News Flash #188

Date: January 23, 2019
Contact: Thomas Lawrence
Phone: (209) 948-7911
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

STOCKTON – The implementation of social media has changed the game for public service.

Especially at the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), where public information officers use social media (namely Facebook and Twitter) to provide breaking traffic alerts, road closure and chain control information, the stories of our hard-working maintenance professionals and much more.

Twitter is the epicenter for up-to-the-minute roadway information, and is a great place to promote Caltrans' Quickmap smartphone app and website http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov/.

Facebook has become the destination for storytelling, whether it be the process of clearing mountain passes of snow in the springtime or the valiant efforts of maintenance crews throughout Caltrans' 12 districts via photos, videos and a short story.

This video can also be viewed at: https://youtu.be/Eypyid9LFNE

This Caltrans News Flash is the 188th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube.

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