Driving in America: Emerging Trends and Policies
Friday, February 27, 2:30 PM Central (3:30 Eastern, 12:30 Pacific)
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.
Accessibility: Towards a new multimodal system performance metric
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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
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 will be held October 8-9, 2014. The meetings focus on peer-to-peer interaction between CEOs of state departments of transportation. These meetings allow attendees to share ideas and learn from one another’s experiences leading state DOTs. The meeting is open to state DOT CEOs and is by-invitation to others. For […]