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Transportation Committee

Mission

To provide APWA members with resources for exchanging and developing ideas, information, skills, knowledge, and technologies for the advancement of APWA’s transportation objectives and to develop and promote environmentally sound, sustainable, cost effective, and safe systems that enhance the livability and quality of life in our communities through active public involvement.


A Message from the Chair

About the Committee

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

Subcommittees

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

Resources for Members

The Transportation Committee has developed the following resources for members:

Pothole Fact Sheet
The Pothole Fact Sheet includes information on what causes a pothole, what affects pavement life, how potholes are repaired and how can we stop potholes from forming.

Traffic 101 Toolbox
The APWA Transportation Committee has outlined Traffic 101 to assist public works departments with the basics for new hires and/or those in public works that have not been involved with traffic and traffic analysis.

Taking It to the Streets
Information for the Non-Traffic Engineer

View committee meeting summaries >

  • 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