Transportation Committee

Committee's Mission: To provide APWA members with resources for exchanging and developing ideas, information, skills, knowledge, and technologies for the advancement of APWA's transportation objective and to develop and advocate environmentally sound, sustainable, cost effective and safe systems that enhace the livability and quality of life in our communities through active public involvement.

Transportation is a key issue for APWA members, the committee and subcommittees will actively monitor legislative issues and review new regulations.Current estimates are that 32 percent of the nation’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition, and 24 percent of its bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. These facts impact the strength of our economy, our natural environment, and the well-being of our citizens. Recent positive steps include:

  • Passage of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act
  • Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) 'Every Day Counts IV' initiative
  • FHWA's 'Towards Zero Deaths' road safety program
  • APWA participation in the 'Vehicle to Infrastructure Deployment Coalition (V2I DC)' in an effort to incorporate local agency concerns into this new technology

Based on our transportation survey, we will use the results to focus our goals for the 2016-2017 year:

  • Improve transportation safety
  • Streamline federally-funded project delivery
  • Support winter and normal maintenance activities
  • Promote new design and construction technique
  • Promote sustainable transportation
  • Improve member communications and engage our young professionals
  • Promote 'Every Day Counts'
  • Continue partnerships with associations conducting related activities
  • Coordinate and cooperate with other APWA Technical Committees

Subcommittees
We have four very active subcommittees that are working on these activities:

  • Current estimates are that 32 percent of the nation’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition, and 24 percent of its bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. These facts impact the strength of our economy, our natural environment, and the well-being of our citizens
A Message from Gary Strack, PE, Transportation Technical Committee Chairman, 2016-2017
We are always looking for volunteers to help out, especially at the subcommittee level. If you would like to be involved in the work of the Transportation Committee or one of the subcommittees, please contact me (gary.strack@skw-inc.com) or any of the othercommittee members. The Opportunities to Participate page might give you some ideas!

(Full version of Committee Chair's letter)

(Summaries of Committee meetings)