Sustainable Transportation Subcommittee
The mission of this subcommittee is to gather information on the best practices in sustainable transportation and encourage their use by educating the 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 manage public works infrastructure and deliver transportation services cost effectively." 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.
The subcommittee has adopted five focus areas: energy and fuels; green materials, reduced impact facilities and programs, alternatives to driving alone and sustainable land use patterns. The subcommittee has also adopted an action plan that includes a survey of the membership on best practices; educational sessions at Congress and the Climate Change summit; Click, Listen and Learn sessions; and a best practices handbook on Sustainable Transportation. Please contact subcommittee chair Freeman Anthony at (360) 778-7924 or FAnthony@cob.org if you are interested in participating in these activities.