Good organizations share information with the people they serve. The best, most-trusted organizations engage customers in conversation. MoDOT interacts with its customers through social media networking websites and applications. MoDOT’s social media accounts continue to attract followers. When comparing the third quarters of 2022 and 2023, there was a growth of 25,204 followers on Facebook statewide and 9,449 on X.
During the third quarter of 2023, the most popular Facebook post was an interstate DMS message urging people to camp in the Ozarks, not the left lane. The post reached more than 3.3 million people with more than 148,000 engagements on Facebook alone.
To better track how customers are interacting with MoDOT on these social media sites, engagements are being measured as well. Engagements are customer interactions with MoDOT's posted content, including likes, shares, retweets, comments and replies. This quarter, MoDOT Facebook pages across the state had 457,076 engagements and X pages had 8,920.
MoDOT websites had 1,213,679 sessions during the third quarter of 2023. This is up slightly compared to the same period last year. The traveler website sessions were down this year compared to last with 364,080.
MoDOT videos on YouTube and social media were viewed 1,006,090 times in the third quarter of 2023. Additional advertisement video placements were viewed 93 million times this past quarter.
|Rocheport Bridge Demo Livestream||51,053|
|Rocheport Bridge Project Page||35,552|
|YouTube Video Views|
|Summer Safety Series Anthem||707,772|
|Summer Safety Series (Spanish)||38,993|
|MoDOT TMA Crashes||26,351|
This measure tracks the number of MoDOT customers accessing the department’s social media and website information.
Measurement and Data Collection:
MoDOT gathers information for this measure from a variety of sources, including Google Analytics. Website traffic and YouTube information are cumulative totals based on visits. Facebook and Twitter information is based on account followers. The target for this measure is updated quarterly. This target is established by projecting a 5% improvement over the same quarter in the previous year.
This measure is linked to the Improve Communications strategy included in the Sharpening Our Strategic Vision initiative. The Citizen’s Guide to Transportation Funding, the new department website and a better Traveler Information Map have been identified as strategies to improve performance.
Tom Blair, P.E.
St. Louis District Engineer
St. Louis District
Phone: (314) 453-1800
Phone: (314) 453-1800