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.
2012 Focus Areas
Recycled Materials in Public Construction Projects
Subcommittee Contact(s): Freeman Anthony, Gary Demich, Sam Yaghmaie
New Economy Trend Demands Innovation, Courage and More Use of Common Sense
Recycled Materials in Construction: Divert that Waste Stream
Electric Vehicles and Regional Charging Networks:
Subcommittee Contact(s): Mike Zellers
Subcommittee Contact(s): Evan Pratt, Freeman Anthony
Progressive Intersections and Roundabouts
Subcommittee Contact(s): Evan Pratt, Don Bachman
Sustainable Transportation: A Round-a-bout Way to Think
Infrastructure Rating Systems
Subcommittee Contact(s): Francine Shaw-Whitson, Freeman Anthony
In the Ring with Greenroads: We Got Certified—So What?
Testing your INVESTment in Highway Sustainability
The Envision Infrastructure Rating System
Subcommittee Contact(s): Theresa Harrison
Urban LID Maintenance
Subcommittee Contact (s): Peg Staheli
Green Systems Infrastructure Maintenance
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 (206) 336-4939 oror
if you are interested in participating in these activities.
Other APWA links:
APWA Sustainability Center
APWA Sustainability Center Blog