Past Events

Prospects for mileage-based insurance

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Insurance based on a per-mile basis – sometimes called mileage-based policies or pay-as-you-drive insurance – is offered in some form in all states, but usually without ongoing price feedback. Such insurance is relatively new in the marketplace, however, and most consumers are unfamiliar with it. FHWA is studying whether mileage-based insurance may reduce vehicle miles traveled or congestion.

Bike and pedestrian street improvements and economic activity in NYC

Thursday, February 21, 2013

A new study concludes that recent New York City street improvements, including bicycle lanes and pedestrian plazas constructed to replace parking spaces and lanes of traffic, did not impede economic growth. Hear from the study’s authors about their methodology and results.

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning and executing a successful system

November 29, 2012

Many cities are considering BRT. What do cities need to think about to make it a success? What are the advantages over rail, and what are the risks of not making enough investment in your BRT? And what is the economic development potential for BRT?

Innovative, sustainable funding options for state DOTs

October 29, 2012

This webinar will discuss a new SSTI report on innovative, sustainable transportation funding models to assist decision-makers in identifying policies and practices to augment the current fuel tax revenue system. The report provides a broad account of these funding methods, where they have been implemented or proposed, and identifies state laws, policies, and practices that permit state DOTs and local governments to pursue a more sustainable funding model.

The Innovative DOT: A Handbook of Policy and Practice

September 28, 2012

SSTI has teamed up with Smart Growth America to create a resource to inform senior state-level transportation officials as they make decisions that position their agencies for success. This handbook of transportation policy and practice for the new economy collects the innovative approaches state leaders are already using to make systems more efficient, government more effective, and constituents better satisfied.

September 2012 Community of Practice meeting

September 13-14, 2012
Westin Detroit Airport, Michigan

This SSTI CEO-to-CEO meeting focused on issues related to interactions between state DOTs and cities and provided an opportunity for peer-to-peer interaction on the successes and challenges experienced by member states. Briefing book sections can be accessed below: Introduction and Contents Agenda Presenter and Panelist Bios Presentations and Related Materials Land use and traffic congestion – Jennifer […]

Land use and traffic congestion: The results of research in Arizona

July 17, 2012

A first-ever analysis of land-use and transportation demand in Arizona contradicts fears that compact, “smart growth” development, while beneficial in moderating demand, will increase localized congestion. The report, produced for Arizona DOT in March, also suggests that traditional travel demand modeling is outmoded, unable to reflect land use effects on demand, and it disputes notions that compact development is inequitable and costly. Join the report author, Richard Kuzmyak, and Arizona DOT Director John Halikowski as the discuss the genesis of the report and how Arizona plans to use the research results.

Estimating the economic impact of transportation investments

June 29, 2012

With increased pressure to justify spending, DOTs’ projects and programs must make economic sense. However, practice in assessing economic impact is inconsistent in the field. New software makes assessment more convenient, but it often leaves out important economic outcomes, such as property value change or economic transfer within a state or metro are. SSTI has worked with Center for Neighborhood Technology and several member DOTs to produce updated guidance designed to improve economic impact assessment. An online tool will take practitioners through a set of steps to help them select the best methods to produce the most valid estimates. CNT’s Sarah Campbell presents.

Making the case for funding system preservation

May 29, 2012

The Interstate-building era provided elected officials and the public with very obvious evidence about how their money was being spent. Today, with a mature highway system that requires more support for preservation than new construction, DOTs must work harder to show these stakeholders the benefits of investment. Iowa DOT has been working with SSTI and Spitfire Communications to hone this message. DOT Director Paul Trombino, DOT planning Director Stuart Anderson, and Spitfire’s Beth Kanter present.

SSTI Technical Assistance: School Siting in Kansas

April 27, 2012

SSTI has been working with the Kansas DOT to understand the transportation-related impacts of school siting decisions and develop recommendations for how school siting can be improved in the state. This webinar will explore the issues related to school siting in Kansas, which are common in a number of states, and detail SSTI’s recommendations.