APWA Transportation Committee Message from the Chair Kathleen B. Davis

 
Welcome to the APWA Transportation Committee webpage! Transportation is one of the key issue areas of interest for APWA members, and this year promises to be a busy one for transportation activities. MAP 21, the federal surface transportation legislation signed into law in July 2012 lasts for only 27 months and still has not addressed the core issue of creating a sustainable revenue source.  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. 
Federal Highway Administration has heard our call for streamlined project delivery processes with their Every Day Counts initiative.  FHWA is also giving a new emphasis to road safety in its Towards Zero Deaths program. The APWA Transportation Committee is working hard to give local public works professionals a voice in all of these developments.
The Transportation Committee has set the following goals for the 2013-2014 year:
  • Streamline Federally-Funded Project Delivery
  • Improve Transportation Safety
  • Promote Sustainable Transportation
  • Support Winter Maintenance Activities
  • Coordinate Transportation and Emergency Response Procedures
  • Improve Member Communications and engage our young professionals
  • Promote Every Day Counts
  • Increase Partnerships with Those Conducting Related Activities
We have four very active subcommittees that are working on these activities; use the links below to find out more information about their activities:
  • Transportation Safety Subcommittee
  • Transportation Sustainability Subcommittee
  • Winter Maintenance Subcommittee
  • Project Delivery Subcommittee
We are always looking for volunteers to help out, particularly at the subcommittee level. Please contact me, or our subcommittee chairs, if you have ideas for how APWA can provide the best information and service on transportation issues to our members. Thank you!

 
 Kathleen B Davis
Transportation Committee Chair
Director of Highways & Local Program
Washington State DOT 
davisk@wsdot.wa.gov 
(360) 705-7871