Monday, November 26, 2012

DoT's Go Green, Fiscal Responsibility and More

State DOTs Go Green While Saving Money
November 19, 2012 - Fiscal responsibility, community quality of life, and a commitment to a better environment are three reasons state departments of transportation are successfully implementing a variety of sustainable practices and programs across the country.

Leaner and Greener: Sustainability at Work in Transportation {56 page pdf}, issued by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' Center for Environmental Excellence in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, showcases some of the many ways transportation agencies are simultaneously cutting costs, helping the environment, and strengthening communities.

"This report documents how state transportation departments, municipal planning organizations, and transit providers are putting into practice proven techniques that are speeding up project delivery and cutting costs while protecting and even improving environmental resources," said AASHTO Executive Director John Horsley.

Here are just a few examples of the successful programs highlighted in the study: read more>>>

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