Where's CHART on SHA web site?
Periodic redesigns of government web sites are a good thing. You don't want to let them get stale. But sometimes the quest for a new look leaves it difficult to find basic services.
That's what happened when the State Highway Administration revamped its web site in a way that makes its useful CHART system -- which tracks current conditions on main Maryland roads -- difficult to find.
Don't believe it? Go to the SHA web site and see whether you can find a link to the service that offers live camera shots, frequently updated incident reports and real-time measures of how traffic is flowing. Oh, there's a way. You can pull down the tab that says "Commuter & Travel" and go down to "Live Traffic" and you'll end up at the CHART opening page. But after all the work SHA has done to build up a brand identity for CHART, why is the name suddenly banished from its web page?
Somehow I have to believe that was not the intent.