Past Events

Re-thinking the urban freeway

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Across the country, urban freeways are at the end of their design lives, and communities are wrestling with the question of how to deal with them. States and cities have the opportunity to re-think, remove, or re-purpose urban freeway space, which can address environmental and social justice harm and result in significant local economic and social benefits. This webinar considers best practices and solutions for aging freeways that states and cities can look towards to help mitigate freeway impacts and secure a healthy and more prosperous future for the communities these roadways travel through.

The Innovative DOT, 2014: An updated handbook for transportation officials

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

As transportation agencies around the country face falling revenues, shrinking budgets, and growing transportation demands, state departments of transportation are implementing innovative strategies to meet the challenges of 21st century transportation. SSTI and Smart Growth America continue to track these strategies, which are outlined in an updated version of The Innovative DOT handbook, scheduled for release in January, 2014. This webinar will feature its authors and contributors, highlighting fresh content and demonstrating how transportation professionals have applied the manual since its original release in 2012. Updates include new case studies from around the country and a wider range of strategies for project funding, improved decision-making, resilience planning, design policy reform and cultural change at DOTs.

The future of city streets: NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Hear from leading experts who contributed to the development of the new NACTO Urban Design Guide. This webinar will address how this resource will change the face of our nation’s streets, the ways you can use it in your community, and how specific topics and elements in the document differ from conventional practice.

TDM measures to reduce the impact of urban freight movement

Monday, October 28, 2013

The webinar will discuss research undertaken by SSTI on the social costs created by urban freight transportation and the freight transportation demand management strategies that cities are using to better balance their freight transportation needs and sustainability goals.

Tolling to support multimodal facilities

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The U.S. 36 project in Colorado, now underway between Denver and Boulder, will expand a four-lane facility to add an express lane carrying bus-rapid transit, high-occupancy vehicles, and tolled single-occupancy vehicles, as well as ITS systems and a commuter bikeway. Of particular interest is the fact that the project’s tolls will support the multimodal facilities.

SSTI Community of Practice – 2013

July 22-23, 2013
Westin Detroit Airport, Michigan

SSTI’s next community of practice meeting will be July 22-23 in Detroit. Topics will include transportation funding and climate adaptation. The meeting is open to state DOT CEOs and is by-invitation to others. For more information, contact Eric Sundquist,

The Colorado EnergySmart Transportation Initiative: One year later

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

This webinar will present results of the implementation of CDOT’s 2012 Colorado EnergySmart Transportation Initiative (ESTI) and will cover the progress made, challenges faced, and next steps for the ESTI project in the year since its creation. In particular, the topics of incorporating energy efficiency into the statewide transportation planning process and collaborating with partner agencies such as MPOs will be discussed.

Making the most of the Transportation Alternatives Program

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

MAP-21 makes some substantial changes to the funding stream that has fueled pedestrian and bicycle projects around the country. Among the changes in the new Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP): combining previously separate programs, creating a sub-allocation requirement for MPOs and a population-based funding formula, and changing the entities that can apply for funding. SSTI held […]

SSTI Community of Practice Meeting – Making the most of the Transportation Alternatives Program

May 7-9, 2013
Radisson Plaza, Minneapolis, MN

SSTI will hold a meeting for our partner states and invited MPO representatives to review the state of the Transportation Alternatives Program and focus on ways that DOTs and their local partners can select, design, and deliver the projects that best advance pedestrian and bicycle mobility and access.

Reimagining a legacy transit system: Lessons from the Wilmington transit system

Friday, April 26, 2013

DelDOT and the Delaware Transit Corporation are using land use scenario planning, route analysis and public outreach to revitalize a legacy transit system and make it more relevant to modern-day transit origins and destinations. This webinar offers insight for any municipality seeking to increase the effectiveness of its transit system to serve a broader segment of the population.