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
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:
- Open Your Winter Toolbox Collection
- The “Open Your Winter Toolbox” series in the APWA Reporter continues to appear each month, all year long. The series began with the March 2016 issue of the Reporter. APWA Winter Maintenance Subcommittee member Wilfrid Nixon, Ph.D., P.E., PWLF, writes most of these articles, with guest writers contributing as they are available. Each timely and informative article tackles a different subject and involves tools, technology, or innovations that agencies can consider implementing to improve their operations.
- 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
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