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2009 Sustainability Peer Exchange

The Sustainability Peer Exchange was hosted by the Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO on May 27-29, 2009 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. The goal of the peer exchange was to facilitate both discipline-focused and interdisciplinary discussion of sustainability issues facing the nation's transportation system. Participants heard from experts, exchanged best practices and identified areas for further research and understanding. The theme of the peer exchange was "Transportation in Service of a Sustainable Society", and the event supported AASHTO President Allen Biehler's emphasis on sustainability during his tenure as President.

The Exchange specifically focused on how transportation professionals can model the way forward to achieving a sustainable future, including discussions about partnerships across all modes and levels of government, planning and designing more efficient multi-modal systems, using "green" construction, and effective maintenance practices.

Exchange handouts, reports and presentations are provided as separate downloadable files listed below:

Briefing Paper: Transportation and Sustainability Best Practices
[584 kb]
Program and Agenda [513 kb]
Summary Report [364 kb]
Summary Report Appendices [7.55 MB]
     Attachment A: Peer Exchange Participants
     Attachment B: Participants Presentations
     Attachment C: Example Sustainability Goals
     Attachment D: Example Activities and Metrics
Webinar Presentation [1.16 MB]

Other Resources

NYSDOT GreenLITES Operations Certification Program Draft Guidance
May 2009
[515 kb]
ODOT Sustainability Plan, Volume 1: Setting the Context
September 2008
[1.20 MB]
WSDOT Sustainability: Highway Materials March 2009 [5.19 MB]

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