2019 Community of Practice Meeting

November 19 – 20, 2019

Denver, CO

SSTI’s 2019 Community of Practice meeting was held November 19-20 in Denver. COP meetings focus on peer-to-peer interaction between CEOs of state departments of transportation. These meetings allow attendees to share ideas and learn from one another’s experiences leading state DOTs. The meetings are open to state DOT CEOs and is by-invitation to others.


Agenda | Full briefing book

Background materials

Matching policy and investments

MassDOT releases study detailing congestion impacts and trends, recommends series of next steps (MassDOT and Governor’s office, 2019)

Costs to Washington’s economy and spending for congestion, safety, and state of good repair (WSDOT, 2019)

Evaluating Accessibility as part of Hawaii DOT’s Project Selection Process (HDOT, 2019)

Accessibility scoring for HDOT’s SmartTRAC (SSTI, 2018)

Automated enforcement and equity

Equity (Denver Vision Zero Action Plan) 

Vision Zero equity strategies for practitioners: Enforcement (Vision Zero Network)

Driven to debt: How Chicago ticket debt sends black motorists into bankruptcy (Propublica, 2018)

Predominantly black neighborhoods in D.C. bear the brunt of automated traffic enforcement (DC Policy Center, 2018)

Automated license plate readers (Axon AI & PolicyTechnology Ethics Board, 2019)

Testimony to New York State (Joanna Weiss, Fines & Fees Justice Center, 2019)

Showcasing DOT successes

Too many state DOTs are little more than highway departments (Streetsblog, 2017)

The next generation DOT (Chuck Marohn, Strong Towns, 2013)

Metropolitan transportation planning: Lessons from the past, institutions for the future (Journal of the American Planning Association, 2017)


Why traffic makes our cities worse for everyone (Charles Sorrel, Fast Company, 2016)

Modernizing Mitigation (SSTI, 2018)


Flood resilience activities brief (Vermont Agency for Transportation, 2019)

Culvert risk mitigation planning (CDOT, 2019)

Resilience planning fact sheet (CDOT, 2019)