New FHWA Webinar Series: Advancing a Sustainable Highway System

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The Sustainable Transport and Climate Change Team within FHWA’s Office of Natural Environment, in coordination with the FHWA Sustainability Working Group, invites you to participate in a webinar series based on Advancing a Sustainable Highway System: Highlights of FHWA Sustainability Activities. The aforementioned report illustrates how sustainability has been incorporated into a wide variety of FHWA programs, projects, policies, processes, and partnerships. Each webinar will focus on a particular section of the report and will feature specific FHWA activities that advance sustainability. This series will serve as a resource to the public, transportation professionals, and those working within FHWA to help them better understand the various sustainability activities and initiatives moving forward within the Agency. Please join us for the following webinars that will kick off the series:


Access and Affordability (Thursday, May 28, 2:00-3:00PM ET)

Candace Groudine from FHWA’s Office of Civil Rights will highlight the interconnections between sustainability, access and, affordability. She will also present examples of integrating equitable, sustainable, and accessible development and showcase FHWA sustainability activities related to access and affordability. Improving access to transportation and its affordability benefits the social and economic aspects of sustainability by improving employment opportunities, enhancing interaction with the community, and incorporating social equity principles inherent in civil rights. In addition, access improvements that increase the modal choices available to the public advance environmental sustainability by offering alternatives to motorized travel, such as walking and bicycling.


Linking Planning and Asset Management (Thursday, June 25, 2:00-3:00PM ET)

Presenter: Egan Smith, FHWA, Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty



Sustainable Pavements (Wednesday, July 29, 2:00-3:00PM ET)

Presenter: Gina Ahlstrom, FHWA, Office of Pavement Technology


More details on the second and third webinars (Linking Planning and Asset Management and Sustainable Pavements) will be provided in subsequent announcements.


Registration is not required, but the webinar room is limited to 100 participants and is first come, first served. A webinar recording will be posted to the Sustainable Highways Initiative website.


You may connect to the meeting using the following information:


Link to join web room:

Conference line: (877) 336-1839

Passcode: 5309143


For more information on the webinar series, click here or contact Connie Hill at  or (804) 775-3378.