Transportation Sustainability Subcommittee
The mission of this subcommittee is to gather information on the best practices in sustainable transportation and encourage their use by educating APWA membership. The subcommittee primarily serves the Transportation Committee’s goal to "assist APWA members to acquire and maintain the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully develop and implement sustainable public works infrastructure and deliver transportation services with consideration of social, economic and environmental costs."

The subcommittee has adopted eight focus areas that are defined below. We encourage you to follow the links for information that has been developed and presented by the subcommittee along with additional resources.

2013 Focus Areas:

Recycled Materials in Public Construction Projects
Subcommittee Contact(s): Freeman Anthony, Gary Demich, Sam Yaghmaie
 Links:
     New Economy Trend Demands Innovation, Courage and More Use of Common Sense
     Recycled Materials in Construction: Divert that Waste Stream 
     Transportation Challenges Demand a Fundamental Cultural Shift

Electric Vehicles and Regional Charging Networks: 

Subcommittee Contact(s): Mike Zellers
 
Porous Surfaces
Subcommittee Contact(s): Evan Pratt, Freeman Anthony
 
Progressive Intersections and Roundabouts
Subcommittee Contact(s): Evan Pratt, Don Bachman
 Links:
     Sustainable Transportation: A Round-a-bout Way to Think 

Infrastructure Rating Systems
Subcommittee Contact(s): Francine Shaw-Whitson, Freeman Anthony
Links:
     In the Ring with Greenroads: We Got Certified—So What?
     Testing your INVESTment in Highway Sustainability
     The Envision Infrastructure Rating System
 

EPA/HUD/DOT Partnership
Subcommittee Contact(s): Theresa Harrison
 
Urban LID Maintenance
Subcommittee Contact (s): Peg Staheli
 Links:
     Green Systems Infrastructure Maintenance 

LED Lighting
Subcommittee Contact(s): Ben Jordan
The subcommittee has also adopted a 2012 action plan that includes writing related material for industry publications; educational sessions at Congress; related legislation tracking; Click, Listen and Learn sessions; and planning for future focus area development.
The new APWA Center for Sustainability core principles also provide guidance to the subcommittee’s efforts:
  • Enable APWA to become a driving force for sustainability.
  • Create an integrated vision for future, sustainable public works.
  • Build an APWA structure that motivates and enables public works practitioners to act more sustainably.
  • Develop the next generation of public works leaders with strong sustainability credentials and commitment.
Please contact subcommittee chair Sam Yaghmaie at syaghmaie@whpacific.com, or (206) 898 5594 if you are interested in participating in these activities.

Other APWA links:
 
APWA Sustainability Center  

APWA Sustainability Center Blog

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