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Arizona DOT Driving Employees to Make Small Improvements

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Arizona Department of Transportation (DOT) is focused on becoming the most reliable transportation system in the nation. This is part of a larger Arizona Management System, a professional, results-driven management system that focuses on customer value and vital mission outcomes for citizens.

Here are a few examples from the Arizona DOT…

  • Reverse Diamond Stencil – Staff identified a way to reduce the cost to taxpayers for repainting the diamond symbols using a reusable stencil, which also reduces the time that the highways are closed to the public.
  • Maintenance Yard Cone Truck Improvements – A worker in Yuma came up with a better visual control to reduce errors and delays when placing and picking up construction cones
  • Windshield Washer Tablets Save Time, Money and Space – Tucson technician recommends a different method for refilling windshield fluid using tablets
  • Retrofitting Overhead Message Boards – New LED system saves energy, requires less cost and maintenance
  • Pump House Gemba Walk – Management go to the gemba with staff to uncover problems and learn more about the work and challenges they go through
  • Improvements Help Handle Increased International Traffic into Port – ADOT is working to speed up processing time at ports to increase commerce and save time

Additional improvements include:

Learn more about the Arizona DOT, or watch videos on the ADOT YouTube channel

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