Upcoming webinar: "The Innovative DOT" with the Federal Highway Administration

State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) have ambitious goals: improve safety, reduce congestion, enhance economic opportunity, improve reliability, preserve system assets, accelerate project delivery, and help to create healthier, more livable neighborhoods, just to name a few. These goals would be challenging even if money were no object, but dwindling conventional federal and state transportation funding makes these goals even harder to achieve.

The Innovative DOT: A handbook of policy and practice, published earlier this year by Smart Growth America and the State Smart Transportation Initiative, lays out 31 tools transportation officials can use as they position their agencies for success in the new economy.

On December 12, from 3:00-4:30 PM EST, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will host a webinar about the report and its recommendations. FHWA is partnering with the Project for Public Spaces and INDUS Corporation to present this free event.

What: FHWA Webinar- The Innovative DOT
When: December 12, 2012 from 3:00-4:30 PM EST
Where: Click here to register.

This webinar will focus on the resources included in the report, and how they can help state-level transportation officials as they make decisions that position their agencies for success. Participants should expect to learn many of the innovative approaches state leaders are using to make systems more efficient, government more effective, and constituents better satisfied.

We hope that you will join us.