Transportation project prioritization: Hear from Virginia and Hawaii

State DOTs are moving toward more transparent, data-driven, and multimodal project prioritization and SSTI invites agency leaders to join the effort. Virginia’s Smart Scale, effective since 2014, prioritizes transportation investments based on six key criteria and a transparent but evolving scoring process. Its goal, according to the agency, is picking the right transportation projects and ensuring the best use of limited tax dollars. The Hawaii DOT more recently piloted its SmartTRAC program and is now learning from that experience to formalize a similar program. SSTI will be reviewing these programs and others over the next year and will be recruiting advisors from interested DOTs and MPOs to ensure this work helps advance their own programs.

Join our Deputy Director, Chris McCahill, to learn more about our upcoming work, along with Virginia Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment’s Chad Tucker and HDOT’s Ed Sniffen as they share lessons and visions for these innovative approaches.

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