The Coalition for Smarter Transportation was formed in April of 2018 as public, and private sector organizations from across the nation came together to make our transportation system smarter.
The Coalition for Smarter Transportation was formed with the understanding that we must be “smarter” about our transportation and infrastructure policies. We can no longer depend on capital investment alone to fix our transportation system. At all levels of government, we need smarter transportation policies that not only look to increase infrastructure investment but also pave the way to a better performing transportation system. We can no longer afford to only pay for infrastructure; we must enact policies that invest in programs and projects that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our transportation system.
Smarter Transportation incorporates two concepts:
- We must be “smarter” about our transportation and infrastructure policies. We can no longer simply fix our transportation system with capital investment. We need to build, plan, and operate our transportation system more efficiently.
- We need to better integrate technology into our highway & transit systems. We need to look at decades-old policies and practices and reform them to incorporate and leverage new technologies.
In short – Smart Transportation means that we need to push for policies, practices, and programs that get the most ROI from our infrastructure investment.