Top 10 of 2013: Helping state DOTs innovate and excel


This month we’re looking back at some of Smart Growth America’s brightest moments and greatest accomplishments from 2013. Today’s highlight: Our work helping state departments of transportation innovate and excel.

States across the country are facing the same challenges. Revenues are falling and budgets are shrinking. Yet state transportation officials have ambitious goals: improve safety, enhance economic opportunity, improve reliability, preserve system assets, accelerate project delivery, and help to create healthier, more livable neighborhoods, just to name a few.

Smart Growth America’s DOT Innovation program works in partnership with governors, state DOT CEOs, and other transportation providers to overcome these challenges and meet their goals in fiscally responsible ways. In 2013, we worked with the Vermont DOT to align investments with the state’s smart growth law. We worked with Minnesota’s DOT to plan its state highway system. And we and worked with five regions in Michigan to improve mobility management and better manage transportation demand. With your help, we’ll be able to help even more states build efficient, dependable and innovative transportation systems.

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