Remember a couple of months ago when we wrote about the pothole tweeting device that would alert city officials to the Beirut like conditions of Newport’s streets?

Well it seems that our voice has been heard because the City of Newport just released a new smartphone app that can essentially do just that!

Not only can Newporters send in notices about our potholes big enough to swallow VW Bugs but we can also let the city know about problems with road signs, sidewalks, snow removal and more!

via Engage Newport:

The City of Newport is committed to developing opportunities that will increase and encourage citizen involvement and engagement.  Our Report It! Newport tool leverages advancing mobile and desktop technologies to provide citizens with a simple means to report an issue such as a pothole or graffiti. The Newport Public Services team will monitor and address the items reported through use of this application during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. The City of Newport plans to expand the use of Report It! Newport to other city departments as use of and interest in the application grows.   Share your new Report It! Newport tool with your neighbors and friends and please, as always, if you have an emergency, please call 911 from your mobile or land line phones.

See something that needs the City’s attention? Use this tool to Report It! Right now, use this tool for a quick response to the following issues or problems:

  • Traffic Sign Issue
  • Roadway or Sidewalk Issue 
  • Pothole Issue 
  • Graffiti Issue
  • Natural Gas Odor Issue
  • Missed Trash or Bulky Waste Collection Issue  
  • Snow Issue (seasonal)
  • Public Restroom Issue
  • Cliff Walk Issue 
  • Beach Issue 
  • Street Light Issue
  • Recreation Facility or Sports Field or Park Issue
  • Playground Issue
  • Other
  • Thank a City Employee

Users can download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play.