In years past, AASHTO's Standing Committees on Environment, Planning, Public Transportation, and Subcommittee on Highway Transport have met separately to discuss current focus areas, issues of concern, opportunities, and best practices. This year, these committees will come together to capitalize on the overlapping focus areas between environmental, planning, public transportation, and freight professionals at the state DOTs.​

We will foster cross-modal conversation through a series of full-group plenary sessions on Wednesday, July 8th and Thursday, July 9th, as well as concurrent breakout sessions on various topics on Wednesday. We will also come together as a full group in the afternoon on Thursday to discuss key takeaways and action items to foster cross-modal collaboration moving forward. 

 A summary of the meeting is available here:

21st Century Mobility Summary White Paper FINAL 10-15-15.pdf

For PDFs of speaker presentations, click on the links below.


Day 1—Monday, July 6th​

SHRP 2 Workshop: Eco-Logical (Pt. 1)

SHRP 2 Workshop: Eco-Logical (Pt. 2)

SHRP 2 Workshop: The Works (Pt. 1)

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Day 2—Tuesday, July 7th​

SHRP 2 Workshop: The Works (Pt. 2)—Salon C

Subcommittee on Highway Transport Annual Meeting—Salon D (See SCOHT insert for full agenda)

Standing Committee on Environment Meeting

Standing Committee on Public Transportation Business Meeting

Lloyd Brown, 'Messaging' Transportation

Subcommittee on Highway Transport Annual Meeting—continued. 

Day 3—Wednesday, July 8th

SCOP Subcommittee on Data Breakfast Meeting


SCOE Technical Session: Categorical Exclusion Programmatic Agreements

Subcommittee on Highway Transport Chairman Breakfast—by invitation only

Opening Session: What Is 21st Century Mobility?

    Part I: Welcome and Opening Remarks

          Carlos Braceras, Executive Director, Utah DOT

    Part II: Keynote Address by Dan Tangherlini, COO, Artemis Real Estate Partners

          Prior to being COO of Artemis Real Estate Partners, Mr. Tangherlini held a variety of leadership po- sitions in the                     public sector including the U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Department of Treasury, Washington                           Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, District of Columbia Government (including director of the DC DOT), and the                   Policy Office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

    Part III: CEO Panel on 21st Century Mobility

      Moderator: Bud Wright, AASHTO Executive Director Panelists:

  • Dan Tangherlini, COO, Artemis Real Estate Partners
  • Carlos Braceras, Executive Director, Utah DOT; SCOD Chair; and AASHTO Treasurer
  • Matthew Garrett, Executive Director, Oregon DOT; SCOE Chair
  • Mike Hancock, Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet; SCOP Chair
  • Charles Zelle, Commissioner, Minnesota DOT; SCOPT Chair

Breakout 1: Issues in State Long-Range Planning

Moderator: Sharon Edgar, Michigan DOT, SCOPT

State long-range plans set the stage for how state DOTs approach mobility. This session will focus on how state long-range plans deal with mobility from a multimodal perspective. Specifically, the dis- cussion will share what state DOTs around the country are hearing from the public and stakeholders regarding modal choice/modal options in meeting both passenger and freight mobility needs and how the states are responding in their long-range transportation plans.



Breakout 2: Leveraging Emerging Technology

Moderators: Brandon Weston, Utah DOT, and Cory Pope, Utah DOT 

This session will look at how three State DOTs are using technologies for transit, freight, and planning. Each of these technologies has broad reaching benefits for freight, transit, environment, and planning. Join us to find out how Wisconsin, New Mexico, and Utah are leveraging technology and why it's worth the effort!



Breakout 3: Opportunity Cost of Not Investing in Transportation Infrastructure

Moderator: Katie Benouar, Caltrans

This session will assess how a lack of current investment in transportation infrastructure will impact the future of transportation and the economy. Presentations and discussions will focus on both the monetary and non-monetary implications of not acting, and how to handle these issues today to avoid unforeseen consequences in the future. We will be using an internet polling tool for this session, so please bring your tablets, computers, or smart phones!



Lunch: Guest Speaker Neil Pedersen, TRB Executive Director

Mr. Pedersen became the Executive Director of TRB on February 1st  of this year. For the 29 years prior to his 2012 appointment as SHRP2 Deputy Director, Mr. Pedersen served in leadership positions with the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration, including as Director for more than 8 years. Throughout his time in Maryland, Mr. Pedersen was an active member of AASHTO's Standing Committees on Planning and Research, and was Chair of the Task Force on Context Sensitive Solutions, Vice Chair of SCOH, and Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Asset Management.


Mobile Workshop: SLC Transit and Bike System

Moderators and Tour Guides: Utah DOT Staff

In this workshop, participants will first hear about Salt Lake City's multimodal transportation system from local experts. In the second part of the session, a group of 24 participants will explore the system using GREENbike, Salt Lake City's bikeshare program. All tour participants must be pre-registered, but any and all are invited to attend the opening presentations from Salt Lake City's Transportation Director and UTA's COO.


Tour Guide:

Jen McGrath, Utah Transit Authority


Breakout 4: What's Hot in Project Delivery?

Moderator: Katrina Pierce, Caltrans

This session will highlight new and innovative approaches to planning and environmental linkages, performance measures, and other activities that have greatly expedited project delivery. This will be followed by a lightning round during which multiple states will make short presentations on innova- tive project delivery methods.


Successes/Challenges with Project Delivery:​

Breakout 5: Cross-Modal Research

Moderator: Charles Carr, Mississippi DOT 

This mini workshop will focus on the current transportation research agenda for each of the modes rep- resented at the meeting. The discussion will focus on trying to find areas where each of the modes can engage in cross-modal research without duplicating efforts, and continuing to further the body of re- search. Participants will work together in groups to develop research roadmaps for two key cross-modal topics to be selected at the meeting.

Breakout 6: Flooding, Vulnerability and Risk, Oh My!

Moderator: Kevin Walsh, Massachusetts DOT

Many State DOTs are starting to address the risk of flooding associated with more frequent and in- tense storms and sea level rise as part of their transportation asset management plans. During this mini peer exchange, we will hear from some of those states, and participants will discuss approaches to addressing vulnerability and risk as part of a transportation asset management program.



Breakout 7: Evaluating and Harnessing the Potential Benefits of Public–Private Partnerships

Moderator: Russell Zapalac, Texas DOT

This session will discuss the potential benefits and pitfalls associated with public-private partnerships. In addition, it will examine the current environment and developing trends in P3s including how states are integrating non-traditional financing, risk assessment and transfer, and procurement frameworks into their broader transportation program and project delivery process. The session will also review how the NEPA process fits into the timing and implementation of P3 projects.


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Day 4—Thursday, July 9th

Joint Subcommittee Breakfast Meeting: SCOP Subcommittee on Policy and SCOE Air Quality, Energy, and Climate Change Subcommittee

Subcommittee on Highway Transport Harmonization Industry Advisory Group Breakfast Meeting​


Performance Management Town Hall—Part I: Panel Session

Moderator: Mike Hancock, Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and SCOP Chair

MAP-21 added a thin layer of performance measures that sit on top of a much more robust set of exist- ing performance measures that state DOTs use on a regular basis to plan, program, and operate their transportation networks and services. Despite this solid foundation, there are inevitably new challeng- es that State DOTs will face. For example, target setting is not a well-established science in the trans- portation industry. Every state and municipality faces different constraints and opportunities affecting their transportation system. Funding levels and sources vary, as do environmental conditions, popula- tion growth trends, and legislative and gubernatorial mandates and priorities. State DOTs and MPOs will have to face the realities of their unique situations and will need to establish targets that take into account these unique situations.

This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to address the following topic areas:

  1. Cross-Modal Performance Management
  2. Organizational Performance
  3. Future Performance Management Research Needs


Performance Management Town Hall—Part II: Discussion Groups

Lunch: FHWA Environmental Excellence Awards

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Connected/Autonomous Vehicles Town Hall—Part I: Technology Overview Panel—Salons A/D

Moderator: Matthew Garrett, Director, Oregon DOT and SCOE Chair

We stand at the cusp of a sea change in how people see cars and road-borne transportation—where automotive technology, telematics and sensor technology are coming together with the tremendous promise of improved safety and mobility.

There are a range of public policy issues that these technologies will engender that have yet to be identified much less studied and analyzed. Transportation agencies will control the deployment and operation of roadside infrastructure and the incorporation of connected vehicle technologies into infra- structure applications (such as traffic signal control).  Thus State DOTs will be faced with the question of how roadside infrastructure technology will be deployed and what role the agency will play in its deployment. A mid-term, but nonetheless pressing issue is how automated and connected vehicles will affect transportation choices and behavior for planning purposes.

This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to hear about the various deployment scenarios for both connected and autonomous vehicles. Participants will hear from states that are considering these potential deployment scenarios through legislative or policy changes, those that are engaged

in technological efforts, and Federal agencies that are addressing the imminent deployment of vehicle advancements.

Technology Overview Agenda:

  • Panel Session
  • Audience Q&A

Connected/Autonomous Vehicles Town Hall—Part II: Preparation, Regulation, and Insurance Panel

Preparation, Regulation, and Insurance Agenda


Connected/Autonomous Vehicles Town Hall Part III: Breakout Discussions by Committee

Discussion Groups

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Closing Joint Committee Meeting and Report-Out

Moderators: Mike Hancock, Secretary, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and Matthew Garrett, Director, Oregon DOT

Day 5—Friday, July 10th

Standing Committee on Environment Business Meeting​

Standing Committee on Planning Business Meeting