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The Utah Department of Transportation's vision is to Keep Utah Moving by innovating transportation solutions that strengthen Utah's economy and enhance quality of life.
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Cottonwood Canyons Podcast Ep. 7 - Traction Law
Tune in to learn about what the traction law is and what you need to know to safely travel in the Canyons during a snow day.
Jun 10, 2021
Cottonwood Canyons Podcast Ep. 6 - AVALANCHES!
Cottonwood Canyons Podcast Ep. 6 - AVALANCHES! by UDOT
Apr 23, 2021
Cottonwood Canyons Podcast Ep. 5 -Sub-Alternatives And The Kitchen Sink
Fifth episode of the podcast series now available. This is the kitchen sink episode where the UDOT LCC EIS project team discusses the sub-alternatives such as Wasatch Boulevard, visitor capacity, the EIS process and more. Tune in to hear the team discuss topics outside of the five primary alternatives, we recommend giving the whole thing a listen to, not just the preview. Hosts: Matt Alred, UDOT’s Internal Communications Manager & Lisa Miller, UDOT’s Traveler Information/Outreach & Growth Manager Guest Speakers: LCC EIS Project Team - Josh Van Jura, UDOT Project Manager; Vince Izzo, Consultant Project Manager; Carissa Watanabe from UDOT’s Division of Environmental Services; and Bri Binnebose from the Communications/Public Involvement team for this project
Apr 16, 2021
Cottonwood Canyons Podcast Ep. 4 - Cog Rail
Fourth episode of the podcast series where the UDOT LCC EIS project team discusses the cog rail alternative. If you want to know what a cog rail is and how it could function, give the whole episode a listen to, not just the preview. Thanks for being here! 🤙 Hosts: Matt Alred, UDOT’s Internal Communications Manager & Lisa Miller, UDOT’s Traveler Information/Outreach & Growth Manager Guest Speakers: LCC EIS Project Team - Josh Van Jura, UDOT Project Manager & Terry Warner, Engineer
Apr 9, 2021
Cottonwood Canyons Podcast Episode 3 - Gondola
Third episode of the podcast series where the UDOT LCC EIS project team discusses the two gondola alternatives. For more info on the gondola alternatives being considered, definitely listen to the whole thing, not just the preview. Thanks to everyone who has been following along! 🤙 Hosts: Matt Alred, UDOT’s Internal Communications Manager & Lisa Miller, UDOT’s Traveler Information/Outreach & Growth Manager Guest Speakers: LCC EIS Project Team - Josh Van Jura, UDOT Project Manager & Terry Warner, Engineer
Mar 26, 2021
Cottonwood Canyons Podcast Episode 2 - Little Cottonwood Canyon EIS Bus Alternatives
Tune in to the second episode of the podcast series where the UDOT LCC EIS project team will be discussing travel demand management strategies such as tolling and the enhanced bus service alternatives. If you want to know about the bus alternatives, it’s worth listening to the whole thing, not just the preview. Big thanks to everyone who has participated in the process already for the #LCCEIS! 🤙 Hosts: Matt Alred, UDOT’s Internal Communications Manager & Lisa Miller, UDOT’s Traveler Information/Outreach & Growth Manager Guest Speakers: LCC EIS Project Team - Josh Van Jura, UDOT Project Manager & Vince Izzo, Consultant Project Manager
Mar 19, 2021
Cottonwood Canyons Podcast Episode 1 - An Introduction to the Little Cottonwood Canyon EIS
Look no further for the next podcast you should add to your commuter list, it's worth listening to the whole thing, not just the preview. UDOT is launching a new podcast series focusing on the Cottonwood Canyons. This series will range from a variety of topics, such as the Little Cottonwood Canyon EIS, the new pedestrian signal in Big Cottonwood, avalanche mitigation and all the topics in between. Tune in to the first episode where the project team will be discussing the background and process of the Little Cottonwood EIS. Hosts: Matt Alred, UDOT’s Internal Communications Manager & Lisa Miller, UDOT’s Traveler Information/Outreach & Growth Manager Guest Speakers: LCC EIS Project Team - Josh Van Jura, UDOT Project Manager & Vince Izzo, Consultant Project Manager
Jan 7, 2021
Episode 29 - I&E Podcast 2020
For the return of Beyond the Barrels, we sit down with Rod McDaniels to discuss the 2020 Innovation & Efficiency Report.
Mar 6, 2020
Episode 28 - Team UDOT Celebration
In this episode of Beyond the Barrels, UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras joins us to talk about the upcoming Team UDOT Celebration on March 23rd, the exciting changes he's seen in the department over his career, and his appreciation for all the hard work the men and women of this department put in.
Feb 14, 2020
Beyond The Barrels Ep. 27 - Traction Devices
In this episode of Beyond the Barrels we sit down with UDOT's Traveler Information Manager Lisa Miller and UDOT's Data and Assets Manager Kaitlin Marousis to discuss the new "traction device" law. For more information on traction devices reach out to Lisa Miller at email@example.com or Kaitlin Marousis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 24, 2020
Episode 26 - Safety, Snow, and Seth
Welcome back to Beyond The Barrels! For our triumphant return we sit down with UDOT's Lehi Shed Manager(and 2019 Region 3 Safety Award Winner) Seth Buhler to discuss his culture of safety and winter snow removal.
Aug 22, 2019
Beyond The Barrels Ep. 26 - Social Media
On this episode of Beyond The Barrels we sit down with UDOT's Social Manager Zach Whitney to discuss the Departments use of Social Media and ways to be careful with your own personal Social Media.
Jul 3, 2019
Episode 25 - Jason Davis
UDOT Deputy Director Jason Davis sat down with us to discuss his time so far as the Deputy Director.
Jun 5, 2019
Episode 24 - Employee Development
On boarding and training and continuing education oh my! UDOT's Director of Employee Development Lorri Economy and her team help handle it all. Today she sat down with us to talk about how the department has grown and how they strive to meet their goals of constant improvement.
May 1, 2019
Episode 23 - 20 Years Of The TOC
The Traffic Operations Center opened it's doors 20 years ago. UDOT Executive Director Carlos Braceras sits down to discuss how it began, its evolution, and what the future may hold.
Apr 15, 2019
Episode 22 - Jawing With John
In this episode of Beyond The Barrels, we sit down with a familiar voice (and face if you could see it) here at UDOT. John Gleason is UDOT's Public Information Officer and he is here to explain what that means.
Mar 20, 2019
Episode 21 - TIM Keeps Utah Moving
You've probably seen the big white trucks that say Incident Management on them. They patrol the roads along the Wasatch Front (and now St. George) ready to assist. They are UDOT'S "boots on the ground", but Traffic Incident Management (TIM) is much more than just the Incident Management Team. It takes a team of dispatchers, a network of cameras, and coordination with other state and local agencies to Keep Utah Moving. UDOT's Director of Operations Rob Wight joins us to talk about Traffic Incident Management and the process of bringing everyone together to keep our roads safe and traffic moving.
Feb 21, 2019
Episode 20 - Innovating with Innovative Innovators
UDOT prides itself on being innovative. We're known as leaders in the world of transportation and we are not afraid to push boundaries and try new ideas. UDOT is dedicated to fostering that culture of innovation from our maintenance sheds to our offices. Every employee is encouraged to try new things and search for solutions to problems they may encounter on a regular basis. Innovation and Implementation Coordinator Ryan Bailey joins us this week to talk about the culture of innovation and what resources are available to employees to get their ideas off the ground.
Feb 6, 2019
Episode 19 - Clear The Air
On this episode of Beyond the Barrels we welcome back UDOT's Transportation Planning Manager Angelo Papastamos. He joins us to discuss the Clear the Air challenge and how we can all do our part to help.
Oct 3, 2018
Episode 18 - UDOT Annual Conference
The UDOT Annual Conference is only a month away. We wanted to check in with Dave Adamson, Region 1 Program Manager and this years Conference Chair, and Amalia Andrews, UDOT Consultant, about all the exciting things planned for this years conference and why you should attend.
Sep 13, 2018
Episode 17 - Risk Assessment
Audit. It's a word that often makes people uncomfortable. Immediate thoughts of the IRS and taxes pop in to mind. While finances do get audited here at UDOT there is much more to the Internal Audit department than just that. UDOT's Performance Audit Manager Shane Young walks us through what the internal audit department here at UDOT does and how risk assessments are a benefit to all of us here at UDOT.
Aug 16, 2018
Episode 16 - Event Traffic Management
On this episode of Beyond The Barrels we talk to UDOT's Traveler Information Manager Lisa Miller about how UDOT handles the pressures of congestion before, during, and after events.
Aug 2, 2018
Episode 15 - UDOT Transit
Did you know that UDOT helps facilitate Transit systems across the state? In this episode of Beyond The Barrels, Mat Allred sits down with UDOT's Director of Financial Programming, Ivan Hartle, to talk about how UDOT helps smaller communities provide transit to it's citizens most in need.
Jul 25, 2018
Episode 14 - Motor Carrier
UDOT's Ports of Entry process thousands of trucks that travel through our state every single day. These ports are probably the most visible part of the Motor Carrier Division, but as Motor Carrier Division Director Chad Sheppick explains, it is far from their only responsibility.
Jul 3, 2018
Episode 13 - Safety at UDOT
In this episode of Beyond the Barrels we talk with the Manager of Employee Safety, Chris Mabey, about what you can do to stay safe and help keep others safe at work.
Jun 20, 2018
Episode 12 - Aeronautics
In this episode of Beyond The Barrels we take to the skies. From airports to dirt runways to registering planes, UDOT plays a major role in Utah aviation. Mat Allred sits down with UDOT Director of Aeronautics Jared Esselman, to talk about the past, present, and future of the UDOT Aeronautics Department.
Jun 7, 2018
Episode 11 - Zero Fatalities
Mat Allred sits down with Director of Traffic and Safety Robert Miles and Zero Fatalities Program Administrator Kristen Hoschouer to discuss what the Zero Fatalities program is all about.
May 23, 2018
Episode 10 - Meet Teri
In this episode of Beyond the Barrels, Mat Allred sits down with UDOT's Deputy Director of Planning and Investment Teri Newell to talk about her career, new position, and life in general.
May 9, 2018
Episode 9 - Traveling Without Your Vehicle
At UDOT we do more than just build and maintain roads. On this episode of Beyond the Barrels we get a look at a different side of UDOT. A side that is actually working to get people out of their cars and off the roads. Angelo Papastamos, UDOT's Travel Wise Manager, and Heidi Goedhart, UDOT's Active Transportation Manager, will discuss how we as a department look to develop alternative travel solutions for Utah's growing population.
Apr 25, 2018
Episode 8 - Tracking Utah's Traffic
Mat Allred sits down with Traffic Mobility Engineer Grant Farnsworth and Traffic Operations Engineer Brad Palmer to discuss some of the many data sets that UDOT uses.
Apr 12, 2018
Episode 7 - Reorganization Update
UDOT's Executive Director Carlos Braceras joins Mat Allred to give everyone an update on the addition of a Deputy Director as well as some more clarifications on other issues from the Legislative Session.
Mar 28, 2018
Episode 6 - What Does The Public Think?
Mat Allred sits down with UDOT's Director of Communications Joe Walker to talk about the results of the Annual Public Survey and how we are doing on our quest for 90% approval.
Mar 9, 2018
Carlos wraps up the 2018 Legislative session.
Feb 28, 2018
Episode 5 - Innovation
Mat Allred sits down with Innovation and Implementation Engineer Patrick Cowley to discuss the 2017 Innovations and Efficiences report and UDOT's culture of innovation. The Annual Innovation and Efficiencies report is now available at www.udot.utah.gov/go/innovation. In the past, we’ve asked for your innovations and efficiencies each fall. We’d like to do things a little differently this year. As you find better ways to do things, we want to know as it happens. Send an email to email@example.com or submit one online in the learning portal. Thanks for your awesome efforts and if you have any questions, you can contact Patrick Cowley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Feb 15, 2018
Episode 4 - Culture
In Beyond the Barrels episode 4, Mat Allred sits down with Region 3 Communications Manager Eileen Barron to talk about UDOT's efforts to further the ongoing culture discussion.
Jan 31, 2018
Episode 3 - Strategic Direction
In this episode of Beyond The Barrels, UDOT's Deputy Director Shane Marshall stops by to discuss UDOT's Strategic Direction plan. Find out all about its it's roots, how it's made, how it's used, and how it affects you.
Jan 17, 2018
Episode 2 - Autonomous Vehicles
Blaine Leonard, UDOT's Technology and Innovation Engineer, stops by to discuss autonomous vehicles and how UDOT is helping to pave the way.
Jan 2, 2018
Episode 1 - Carlos's Top 10
UDOT's Executive Director Carlos Braceras joins us to discuss his top 1o.