Smart transportation is Pennsylvania DOT’s integrated response to the crisis of crumbling infrastructure, limited revenues to address it, and the need to better align transportation with community revitalization and sound land use policy. PennDOT was the first state program reviewed in detail by SSTI, and it remains one of our prime examples of a thoughtful DOT wrestling with the challenges of fiscal austerity, sustainability, and system preservation. The review was done at the request of PennDOT to assess the effectiveness of its Smart Transportation program in integrating land use and transportation in its decision making and to identify areas of opportunity to advance the smart transportation agenda.
Eric Sundquist, Douglas MacDonald, Douglas Foy, Astrid Glynn, Michael D. Meyer, Ellen Partridge, John Halikowski, and Hunkins. Review of PennDOT’s Smart Transportation. SSTI, 2011.