Community of Practice
Meetings designed for DOT leaders.
Community of Practice (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.
"The safe space to share and learn is incredibly valuable… We are all learning together independently and meetings like this allow us to learn what else we might do or what has already been tried and may not be a viable path."
Recent COP Meetings
2022 Community of Practice Meeting
August 24-25, 2022
SSTI’s 2022 Community of Practice meeting was held August 24-25 in Detroit. 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.
2020 COP: DOTs’ Role in Reining in VMT
November 16, 2020
Environmental, economic and social demands are increasingly pressuring transportation agencies to reduce the number and length of automobile trips. There is no single accepted playbook for reducing VMT, but research and advances in policy are providing ways forward.
2020 COP: How DOTs Can Advance Antiracism and Equity
November 5, 2020
Last year’s community of practice meeting focused on law enforcement – specifically how facility design and automated enforcement could reduce bias in transportation-related policing. Events of this year have only served to underscore how critically antiracist policy is needed. This session will explore ways DOTs can go beyond conventional practice to advance equity in the communities they serve and within their own organizations
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SSTI provides technical assistance to state, regional, and local agencies seeking to improve policy and practice. Unlike many university research centers, we have a strong orientation toward implementation. Most often our work focuses on bringing new methods, data sources, and workflows to decision making. These efforts often include both sharing of best practices and devising new solutions.
We want to hear from you.
Contact us to learn more about our Community of Practice or to discuss our technical assistance program. We work with interested partners through various arrangements, including consulting contracts and third-party grant opportunities, and we are always eager to help advance and share smart transportation solutions.