New Member Orientation for AASHTO Transportation Policy Forum

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New Member Orientation for

AASHTO Transportation Policy Forum

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About AASHTOAASHTO Committee OrganizationTPF RolesTPF OfficersTPF Councils/CommitteesBenefits of Member ParticipationTPF Website & Workplace

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WHAT IS AASHTO?

A nonprofit nonpartisan association founded in 1914

Members include:

 Highway and transportation departments of the 50 states,

the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico

 47 Associate Members from International, Federal, State,

and Local transportation agencies

Encompasses five transportation modes:

Air, Highways, Rail, Transit, and Water

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STATE DOTs

• Design, build, maintain, and operate the nation’s roadways including Interstate Highways

 From 7% of road line-miles in CA to 89% in WV • Operate short line rail, general aviation

• Heavily fund urban transit

• Operator of transit, major airports, harbors

• Motor Vehicle Administration – 1/3 of the States

• State Patrol, Truck Safety Regulation – 1/3 of the States

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AASHTO STRATEGIC PLAN’S

GOALS

Provide value to members

Provide innovative technical and

professional services and products

Be a leader in national transportation

policy development

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AASHTO’S ROLES

Advocates for effective national

transportation policies on behalf of states

Source of timely

information on:

Congress

Executive branch

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AASHTO’S ROLES

Provides technical services

Setting standards and developing guidelines

Developing and licensing software

Laboratory and product assessments

Centers of Excellence

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NATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Board of Directors

52 members, one from each state plus DC

and Puerto Rico

Sets association policy

Executive Committee

11 voting members

Officers and regional representatives

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Jim Tymon Executive Director

AASHTO OFFICERS

Victoria Sheehan President New Hampshire Department of Transportation Shawn Wilson Vice President Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Scott Bennett Secretary-Treasurer Arkansas Department of Transportation

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REGIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

1. Northeast Association of State Transportation Officials (NASTO)

2. Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) 3. Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO)

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•Purpose: Discuss and recommend policies on legislation, regulation, and other policy matters to AASHTO Board of Directors

•Membership

 All 52 departments; One voting and up to two non-voting members per state appointed by State DOT CEO

 Chair is traditionally AASHTO Vice President

 Vice Chair is appointed by AASHTO President for renewable two-year term

•Steering Committee

 Chair, Vice Chair, and Chairs of Modal Councils plus Special Committee on Freight

 One regional representative from each of NASTO, SASHTO, MAASTO,

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•TPF Strategic Goals

 Preparation of AASHTO transportation policies

 Development of AASHTO reauthorization positions

 Monitor and coordinate AASHTO response to new federally proposed legislative/regulatory policy

 Development of AASHTO legislative outreach strategy

 Routing of technical documents to appropriate Councils

and/or Special Committee on Freight for review and balloting •Meetings

 In-person: AASHTO Washington Briefing, AASHTO Spring Meeting, and AASHTO Annual Meeting

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Shawn Wilson, Chair

Secretary

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Vice President, AASHTO

Burt Tasaico, Vice Chair

Strategic Initiatives and Program Support Director Montana Department of Transportation

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TPF COUNCILS/COMMITTEES

Council / Committee Chair State AASHTO Liaison Phone

Council on Active Transportation Toks Omishakin CA Shannon Eggleston 202-624-3649

Council on Aviation Julie Lorenz KS Shayne Gill 202-624-3630

Council on Highways and Streets Russell McMurry GA Jim McDonnell 202-624-5448

Council on Public Transportation Roger Millar WA Shayne Gill 202-624-3630

Council on Rail Transportation James H. Trogdon III NC Shayne Gill 202-624-3630

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Benefits of Member

Participation

Participate in and shape national discussion by attending in-person meetings and teleconferences

• Assist peers by sharing your own experiences to similar

challenges

• Lead task forces and initiatives of interest to Committee membership

• All membership activities are voluntary and requires you to set aside time for maximum benefit

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AASHTO Policy Portal and TPF Website

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Questions?

AASHTO

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

555 12th Street NW, Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20004

www.transportation.org

Joung Lee

Director of Policy and Government Relations

(202) 624-5818

jlee@aashto.org

Rebecca Anger

Program Specialist for Policy

(202) 624-3693

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