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Posted on: May 16, 2016

RCOC LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE; NEW FEATURES, NAVIGATION WILL HELP SITE VISITORS GET INFO, SHARE CONCERNS

Beverly Hills, MI -- The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has officially launched a new website that offers site visitors a wealth of information in a clean, easy to use format.

The site, which retains the RCOC Web address, www.rcocweb.org, is designed to allow visitors to easily find the information they are looking for through a user-friendly navigation design. Information and many of the functionalities from the previous site have been migrated to the new website and updated as well.

“The new site is intended to be visually appealing while remaining clean and simple to use,” explained RCOC Board Chairman Ron Fowkes. “The website is one of the primary ways we communicate with our customers, and this new site will help ensure that this communication is as productive as possible for those customers. It contains the latest in interactive Web technology, and was designed with the needs of our customers in mind.”

Some of the features of the new site include:
• Large graphic icons on the home page to help visitors navigate to the most requested information such as road project details, traffic maps and forms to report road issues
• The ability to sign up for and receive alerts about a variety of types of information when it is posted
• The ability to sign up for emergency traffic alerts
• Compatibility with tablets, phones and other smart devices
• An easier and more efficient search process
• Drop down menus that are designed to make site navigation easier
• Google Translate feature allowing visitors to see the site in virtually any language they choose

Over the next couple of weeks, a mobile app will also be launched providing citizens the ability to quickly and easily get information, file service requests and more from their smart phones or other mobile devices.

“The last redesign of the website was done eight years ago,” said RCOC Managing Director Dennis Kolar. “The old website was like an older bridge that cannot accommodate today’s traffic needs. We understand the technology demands for immediate information, and that was a key reason for the redesign.”

Chairman Fowkes added that the new site will continue to evolve. “The website will continually evolve and has the ability to keep up with changing technology. Our Web development company, CivicPlus, of Manhattan, Kansas, has designed many websites around the region, and our staff has been working with them over the past several months to present a website that can be quickly updated and the public can easily use.”
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