Past Events

Equity and Transportation

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Webinar

Join us for a discussion of equity and transportation. How can we measure the equity impacts of transportation investments? And how can we ensure that walking and biking investments meaningfully address the mobility and safety needs of urban and rural disadvantaged communities while not directly or indirectly leading to the displacement of low-income residents?

DOT sustainability directors meeting

June 10-11, 2015
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, California

Caltrans and SSTI will host a meeting for senior state DOT staff with key responsibilities for sustainability. The meeting will both explore topics related to implementing sustainable practices as well as creation of a sustainability directors network.

Intercity buses and state DOTs: Improving connections and information

Friday, April 24, 2015
Webinar

Intercity buses are once again a popular way to travel. On-line booking and ticketing, wi-fi on board, and curbside pick-up have made bus travel comfortable, convenient, and competitive with other options. But information is scattered over many websites, and bus lines may not connect with each other, making planning a multi-city trip difficult. What is the […]

Operations: Improving DOT performance is more than building roads

March 24, 2015
Webinar

DOT stakeholders often devote the bulk of their attention — and budget — to capital projects. But with mature highway and transit systems in many places, operations is becoming increasingly critical to DOTs’ ability to provide access to destinations. Improving DOTs’ performance in this area is the topic for SSTI’s March webinar. Presenters: Don Hunt, […]

Driving in America: Emerging Trends and Policies

February 27, 2015
Webinar

The recent decline in automobile use has left many transportation agencies facing revenue shortfalls and speculating as to whether an economic recovery will trigger a return to “normal.” Meanwhile, demographic trends, cultural shifts and new technologies suggest lower automobile use may be the “new normal.” This would have major implications for transportation investment decisions, land development, greenhouse […]

The Innovative DOT 2015: An updated handbook for transportation officials

January 27, 2015
Webinar

SSTI and Smart Growth America continue to track strategies for improving safety, alleviating congestion, improving system reliability, accelerating project delivery, preserving valuable assets, enhancing economic opportunities, reducing environmental impacts, and helping to create healthier, more livable neighborhoods. Panelists from Tennessee DOT, Texas State University, and SSTI will highlight updated content from the 2015 edition of the handbook and demonstrate how transportation professionals have applied the manual since its original release in 2012.

Accessibility: Towards a new multimodal system performance metric

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Webinar

For years, transportation agencies have relied primarily on measures of traffic congestion and delay to evaluate system performance. Many are now looking toward measures of accessibility, which can potentially reveal more about how a transportation system meets people’s needs, while taking additional modes into account. In this upcoming webinar, SSTI highlights noteworthy examples including work underway in Maryland DOT and metrics being developed for widespread use throughout the U.S.

Rewriting the book: Context sensitivity design in roadway design and project development

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Webinar

Eight years ago, both Massachusetts and New Jersey rewrote the book. Massachusetts entirely rewrote its design manual to incorporate a multi-modal, context sensitive approach to roadway design and project development . New Jersey joined Pennsylvania in writing an overlay to their manual interpreting standards in a context sensitive way. Both efforts changed the states’ approach to design and project development.

SSTI Community of Practice – October 2014

October 8-9, 2014
Hotel Monaco, Salt Lake City

SSTI’s fall 2014 Community of Practice meeting was held October 8-9, 2014. These gatherings focus on peer-to-peer interaction between CEOs of state departments of transportation. The meetings allow attendees to share ideas and learn from one another’s experiences leading state DOTs. Meetings are open to state DOT CEOs and is by-invitation to others. For more information, contact Eric Sundquist, erics@ssti.us. […]

Mosaic Value and Cost Informed Planning: Oregon’s new tool for least cost planning

September 30, 2014
Webinar

2009 Oregon legislation called for the Oregon Department of Transportation to develop a least cost planning tool to help inform transportation decision making. Based on least cost planning from the energy sector, and defined in the legislation as “a process of comparing direct and indirect costs of demand and supply options to meet transportation goals, policies […]