ODOT TV talk show highlights summer construction

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The agency’s TV talk show, “Moving Ahead with ODOT,” will provide a look at summer construction in the Rogue Valley. The next episode broadcasts live Thursday, June 9 at 6 p.m. on Rogue Valley Community Television (RVTV) government channels in Jackson and Josephine counties. The program can also be viewed online at www.roguetv.org.

July marks the beginning of the 13th season for “Moving Ahead with ODOT.” The monthly program features a live call-in segment that provides viewers an opportunity to ask transportation-related questions. Viewers can participate via the call-in number: (541) 552-6079.

A new episode broadcasts live on the second Thursday of each month, rebroadcasting regularly on RVTV channels throughout the rest of the month. Rebroadcast dates and times are available on the RVTV website: www.roguetv.org.

ODOT Public Information Officer Gary Leaming serves as the program’s host. Each one-hour episode features guests from local and state agencies as well as updates on construction projects in the Rogue Valley.

“It is another great communication tool,” Leaming said. “We feature our publication, TV show and project websites in all three venues. We’re able to direct TV viewers to new online content and extend our outreach through the publication.”

RVTV manages Southern Oregon’s first Public, Education, and Government (PEG) Access channels. “Moving Ahead with ODOT” debuted in July 1999, initially conceived as two or three individual programs to complement the agency’s public outreach efforts.

“I know of no other ODOT office that utilizes so many creative communication tools,” said ODOT Area Manager Art Anderson.

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