Telecommunications Program provides growing range of communications
Communication is required to get information to the electronic message and variable speed limit signs that help keep motorists safe on the highways, and get information from snowplows and weather sensors to the Transportation Management Center (TMC) in Cheyenne. WYDOT’s Telecommunications Program gets that information through, along with the radio transmissions between Highway Patrol vehicles and dispatch, and telephone calls to department offices around the state. Telecommunications Manager Robert Wilson oversees the program that includes Field, Microwave, Project Development, Telephone and WyoLink...
WYOLink Works (Sept. 2014)
WyoLink Creates Seamless Communication for Public Safety The WYDOT Telecom Program operates the WyoLink radio system on behalf of public safety agencies statewide. A video was recently produced with testimonials from municipal and county officials who are using WyoLink to great effect. This communications technology is making a real difference in people's lives. WyoLink Works!
WyoLink Success Story - October 2011 Interchange
Editor's note: You can also view a PDF of the article that ran in the Interchange. Jim Coffin wasn’t sure the extent of the injuries one of his workers sustained. All he knew was the driller fell ill after getting hit on the head with a pipe while working on the landslide on WYO 70 on June 29. “An hour after he got hit, he wasn’t feeling good,” said Coffin, WYDOT chief geologist. “A worker in Baggs took him to the medical clinic to get looked at.” Coffin, who was at the site, felt helpless. With no cell phone service, he couldn’t call out to get an update on the worker. Within seconds, however,...
Staying Connected-January 2009 Interchange
WyoLink's statewide radio system will keep people and agencies connected. To the average person, the 150-foot-tall structure in the Wind River Reservation looks like a typical communications tower. However, it’s much more. It represents cooperation, communication and Wyoming’s commitment to safety. The Winkleman Dome tower is one of 57 that will be built throughout Wyoming as part of WyoLink, a statewide radio system that will enable agencies to communicate within their own departments and with other organizations in and outside of their own jurisdictions. The system will be used by agencies such...
Tower Training February 2008 Interchange
WYDOT employees get refresher course in safety. Look up in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a WYDOT worker. WYDOT’s telecommunications employees recently completed tower and other safety training recently as part of an annual conference. Telecommunications employees from all over the state gathered in Cheyenne in November to get training in tower safety, radio frequency, electrical and CPR. The employees also learned the latest administrative and technical issues related to their jobs at WYDOT. “We have this annual workshop so we can get everyone from the shops across the state together,”...