Concurrent Sessions - Group C

S-C3: Steering Towards Sustainability: Federal Highway Administration Research Updates

Omni Shoreham January 8, 2019 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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The transportation sector is undergoing transformative changes with the advent of connected and automated vehicles, shared mobility, and electrification. At the same time, more frequent extreme weather events and sea level rise stress aging infrastructure. How can transportation planning and environmental policy respond to a rapidly changing context to achieve shared goals of safety, mobility, opportunity, environmental restoration, and accelerated project delivery? Come hear an update on FHWA research on innovations in bicycle and pedestrian network planning, mobility-as-a-service, and automated vehicles and their influence on personnel mobility and other societal issues. Better understand transportation investments and opportunities to address resiliency. Discuss how research partnerships at the federal, state, and local levels can help transportation agencies respond to changing realities in ways that help them meet multiple community goals.


Session Organizer(s): Shari Schaftlein, Director Office of Human Environment, FHWA

Moderator: Shari Schaftlein, Director Office of Human Environment, FHWA


  • Kevin Adderly, Transportation Specialist, FHWA
  • Jeremy Raw,  Transportation Specialist, FHWA
  • Tina Hodges, Environmental Protection Specialist, FHWA