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
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
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
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
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.