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Faces of Transportation

Warning: This is a shameless self promotion.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, where I serve as the director of communications, hosts an annual photo contest that we are actually quite proud of.

There are a couple of unique aspects to this photo contest. First, while it celebrates the work of state department of transportation photographers, AASHTO last year opened the competition to the general public. And, while many of my colleagues think roads and bridges and buses and trains are beautiful, this contest attempts to emphasize the people who use the transportation system. Hence, the photo contest name — “Faces of Transportation.”

So, if you enjoy taking photos, or know someone who does, consider entering the photo contest. And, as you use the transportation system look around. There are faces all around you.

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Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation/Washington State Ferries

Photo courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation/Washington State Ferries

Incorporating New Media into the Environmental Review Process: A State DOT Overview

Last month the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting brought more than 11,000 people to Washington DC to share research and best practices in all facets of transportation. I was fortunate and honored to have a few minutes to talk about how state departments of transportation are using social media in the public involvement process.