The State Smart Transportation Initiative (SSTI) provides a range of services for participating states and the broader transportation community.

For participating states SSTI hosts regular Community of Practice meetings for DOT executives and offers free technical assistance for nationally significant projects as well as strategic consultation sessions with our team of experts.

For the broader transportation community, SSTI provides a clearinghouse of smart transportation resources and hosts regular webinars on SSTI technical assistance projects andĀ topics of interest to state DOTs.

Each of SSTI’s activities is described in more depth below.

Community of Practice Meetings

SSTI’s Community of Practice meetings, held once each year, focus on peer-to-peer interaction between CEOs of state departments of transportation. Focusing on specific aspects of transportation policy and practice of interest to participants, these meetings allow attendees to share ideas and learn from one another’s experiences leading state DOTs.

Most recent Community of Practice meeting

July, 2018 – Boston, MA

Briefing materials for other past Community of Practice meetings can be found here.

Technical Assistance

SSTI provides free technical assistance to states for smart transportation projects of national significance. Projects supported by SSTI range from conducting in-depth reviews of state smart transportation programs to improving tools for scenario planning and analysis.

More information about our past and current projects is available here.

Outreach and Education

SSTI serves as a resource to the wider transportation community, including local, state and federal agencies, in their efforts to reorient policy and practice. SSTI wants the smart transportation message to inform as many policy- and decision-making discussions as possible, including those outside of our technical assistance and COP activities. SSTI engages with the broader transportation community through our clearinghouse of smart transportation resources and webinar series.

Smart Transportation Clearinghouse

SSTI’s Resources page features smart transportation publications produced by SSTI and other organizations. SSTI will continue to add new publications to the clearinghouse as they become available.


SSTI’s webinar series features presentations on SSTI technical assistance projects, reports, and other topics of interest identified during our Community of Practice meetings. For recordings of past webinars and information about upcoming presentations, visit our Events page.


Every two weeks SSTI’s newsletter highlights stories of interest, new resources available on our website, as well as upcoming webinars and other events. You canĀ subscribe here.


You can also follow SSTI on Twitter: @SmartTransp