PennDOT introduces innovation initiative
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports the launch of a new online resource for the State Transportation Innovation Council — www.penndot.gov/innovations — that outlines how all levels of government can work with PennDOT to implement innovations in their municipalities and how the innovation development process works.
“The launch of this new website is significant as it allows both our transportation partners and the traveling public greater access to information regarding the many innovations taking place throughout the commonwealth,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said in a press release. “PennDOT has received national recognition for its innovation efforts, so to have several of our accomplishments showcased through this upgraded website is only fitting.”
The council is a cross-section of various stakeholders, state and federal agencies, local governments, research organizations and industry partners that work together to forge an environment of innovation, imagination and ingenuity to pursue specific initiatives and their rapid implementation, according to a press release from PennDOT.
The council evaluates well-researched, documented and proven technologies that are ready to be implemented across Pennsylvania. Selected technologies, tactics and techniques will be developed and promoted to become standard practice within the transportation community at the local, regional or statewide level.