Past projects

Hawaii (2016)

At the request of Highways Director, Edwin Sniffen, Smart Growth America worked with the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) and a statewide stakeholder group to discuss strategies to build better projects that solve more problems for fewer resources.  The action plan draws from discussion across a 4-day workshop and offers targeted, detailed steps to implementing Practical Solutions in Hawaii.


Minnesota (2014)

Smart Growth America partnered with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and a diverse group of transportation stakeholders to evaluate the return on investment (ROI) or business case for additional state-level transportation funding.


Michigan (2013) 

Smart Growth America was invited by Michigan DOT (MDOT) Director Kirk Steudle and the leadership of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to develop mobility management and transportation demand management strategies for regions in the state.


Vermont (2013)

At the request of Vermont Secretary of Transportation Brian Searles, Smart Growth America worked with VTrans staff and a statewide stakeholder group to conduct a review of VTrans policies and programs to identify strategies for strengthening Vermont’s economy.


Hawaii (2012) 

Smart Growth America worked with Hawaii’s Office of Planning and more than 40 state government officials, private sector leaders and non-profit representatives to leverage Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) along Honolulu’s proposed rail transit line and major bus routes on several islands.


Oregon (2012)

In partnership with Governor John Kitzhaber and ODOT Director Matthew Garrett, Smart Growth America convened a working group of more than 50 stakeholders to identify viable “non-roadway” funding and financing options.


Tennessee (2012)

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) found itself with a capital plan that cost nine times more than anticipated revenue. Smart Growth America worked with TDOT to evaluate the agency’s project development processes and establish an audit strategy to right size planned projects to achieve desired outcomes at significantly lower cost.