LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansans will have additional ways to follow statewide traffic and transportation, after the Arkansas Department of Transportation joins two social media platforms in the New Year: Facebook and Instagram.
Twitter is currently the only social media platform on which ArDOT has an official page. The first week of January, the agency will create official pages on Facebook and Instagram, the department said in a news release.
"Joining additional social media platforms was a natural next step in connecting with more Arkansans and bringing them information they need in a timely manner," Ellen Coulter, ArDOT's media communications manager and deputy public information officer, said in the release.
"We need to meet Arkansans where they're at -- if they're on social media, we should be on social media. We're excited to meet this goal in the New Year."
Additional details, including ArDOT's new social media handles, will follow this week, the release said.
Follow ArDOT on Twitter @myARDOT and @iDriveArkansas, or visit http://www.Ardot.Gov and http://www.iDriveArkansas.com.