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The State Smart Transportation Initiative provides research, technical assistance, and information-sharing services for transportation officials and the communities they serve for adapting practices to modern policy around efficiency, equity, and the environment.

As a joint project of the University of Wisconsin and Smart Growth America, we operate mainly in three ways:

  • We run a peer network for leaders of state departments of transportation who meet regularly at our Community of Practice meetings.
  • We lead research and technical assistance that informs transformative and replicable transportation reform efforts across the U.S.
  • We share knowledge and best practices with the wider transportation community, including federal, state, and local agencies, community groups, and policy organizations.

SSTI’s participating state agencies differ in many respects but share a commitment to rethinking policies and processes to produce better transportation outcomes.

Featured Webinar

Thursday October 5, 2023
11am PT, 12pm MT, 1pm CT, 2pm ET

Continuing a multi-part series, SSTI talks with researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Accessibility Observatory about their collaborative effort to document access to opportunity at a national scale. One of the project’s sponsors, Maryland DOT (MDOT), shares their perspective on using the resulting data in state performance measurement and local planning.

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