State DOTs in the United States have built incredible highway systems and spectacular bridges—multi-year, multi-billion-dollar projects that many DOTs are well-equipped to produce. As Americans’ transportation habits change and transportation funding runs dry, however, some DOTs are looking for new ways to meet users’ needs in more innovative and flexible ways that cost less or do more with the same amount of money.
Smart Growth America’s Practical Design for Transportation Systems is a comprehensive approach to helping DOTs meet and balance the needs of motorists, freight handlers, bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders, and other travelers in a variety of contexts. Smart Growth America has worked with DOTs and other public agencies from across the country to demonstrate innovative practices and help staff figure out what really needs to change in order to put these practices into action.
Join this session to learn how your state DOT can update guidance, procedures, and policies as well as change culture among its staff to build a safe, healthy, reliable, and more equitable transportation network that works for all modes of travel and reduces costs.