Upcoming Events

Accessibility: Towards a new multimodal system performance metric
Wednesday, December 3, 1:00 PM Central (2:00 PM Eastern)
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.

Past Events

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Paradigm Shift: From LOS to VMT
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Webinar

A new California law calls for replacing Level of Service with Vehicle Miles Traveled in traffic impact analysis, supporting the state’s goals of encouraging infill development and mode shift. Panelists Kate White, Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy and Housing Coordination, California State Transportation Agency; Chris Ganson, Senior Planner, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research; and Kome Ajise, Deputy Director for Planning and Modal Programs, California Department of Transportation, will discuss opportunities and challenges in operationalizing the new VMT metric.

Livability and Level of Service: Making the Connection
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Webinar

SSTI Executive Committee member and former PennDOT Secretary Al Biehler spoke as a panelist on a webinar offered by FHWA Context Sensitive Solutions: Livability and Level of Service: Making the Connection. The webinar discussed the origin, evolution, and application of LOS and the need for practitioners to choose LOS goals that consider all road users, [...]