Information System’s Technologist Ricardo Morris was featured in Sunday’s Jefferson City News Tribune for his work in developing mobile apps that provide information to MoDOT customers. Here is Ricardo's story, courtesy of the Tribune, article by Jeff Haldiman.
Developing customer technology to help Missourians get better information from MoDOT.
Ricardo Morris explains one of the apps he has created for MoDOT.
That’s the goal of Ricardo Morris who has been working in the department for the past year.
Whether it be developing apps for phones and tablets to working on department websites, Morris said it’s a continuing process of updating to make sure the customer gets the most up to date information.
“Whether it’s road closures or weather-related information, we’re working to make sure the public gets the best information possible,” he said. “We even have apps that allow people to contact us if they see street signals out or debris on the roadways.”
Morris did his undergraduate work in New York and got a master’s degree at Lincoln University.
He and his wife and three children enjoy central Missouri, but Morris said he still has roots in his home of Jamaica, which he tries to visit two or three times a year.
Despite remaining closely tied to home, Morris said central Missouri has become his second-home and he can’t say enough good things about the place he works.
“These are the best people around,” he said. “When they say they are a team, they truly mean team.”
Here is the link to the online article - Ricardo Morris.