Episode 62: Keeping the paperwork flowing while the snow plows are rolling at the Rhode Island DOT

By June 11, 2022Podcasts

Maintenance operations adapted quickly in lots of ways we never thought we could due to the pandemic. On this episode we’re visiting with Joe Bucci, State Highway Maintenance Operations Engineer for the Rhode Island DOT to learn about some tools they use to help keep the paperwork flowing while the snow plows are rolling. The application they utilize to manage and coordinate over 400 vendors during winter operations has revolutionized the administration of those resources.

For more information about the Rhode Island DOTs winter maintenance program you can reach out directly to Joe Bucci at

1:27 Introduction to the Rhode Island DOT winter maintenance program
4:06 Tracking and coordinating with vendors
6:35 Reverse auction for winter maintenance materials
9:13 Admin to manage contractors and materials
14:00 Implementing the new system
20:21 Using the application for state forces
22:10 Communication the the vendors during winter operations
25:00 Enhancements
26:47 COVID changes to the way we do business
30:11 What’s next for the winter maintenance program
32:55 Retirement?!

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