Colorado Department of Transportation mobile app wins award
June 7, 2013
The Colorado Department of Transportation was honored as a "White House Champion of Change for Transportation Innovation" for its smartphone mobile app at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., earlier this week. CDOT Mobile provides travelers with real-time information such as highway conditions, speeds and traffic information surrounding major projects, allowing them to make better decisions about travel mode and route.
The development of CDOT Mobile is part of a five-year, public-private partnership between CDOT and urHub, a division of The Hub Companies, LLC, to expand critical traveler-related highway data. In addition, urHub is also committed to investing $2.55 million to enhance and improve the application during the length of the partnership. CDOT Mobile was launched in September 2012 and now has more than 125,000 active users. The new application benefits more than 5 million residents statewide as well as Colorado's 52 million annual visitors.
The CDOT Mobile partnership was one of 12 transportation solutions recognized at the White House ceremony from more than 180 nominations.
"We are thrilled to have received this recognition," said CDOT's director of operations Ryan Rice. "We believe this public-private partnership was so honored because of its sustainable business model as well as the consistent plan for technology development and innovation."
According to John Cronin, CEO of The Hub Companies, "our plan for CDOT Mobile is to continue to develop and innovate. In the future, we envision a multi-modal application incorporating all modes of travel — making CDOT Mobile the ultimate source for transportation information throughout the state."
CDOT Mobile is the official mobile application of CDOT and is available free to users by downloading CDOT Mobile from the App Store or texting "CDOT" to 25827.