State DOT Mission Evolution

“Leading the 21st Century Department of Transportation (DOT)” is the theme of the 2013 chief executive officer (CEO) Leadership Forum hosted by the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota on behalf of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). This white paper is one of three white papers commissioned. This paper highlights the challenges faced by six state DOTs (California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Oregon) and the views of their respective CEOS within the context of national trends. The paper explores the remarkable transformation of the modern DOT from its roots as a public works road department to the multimodal engine of today by examining the mission statements of all 50 states and the organizational structure of 30 states. It then looks at specific challenges DOTs face and some changes they are implementing.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 30p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494789
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-24, Task 84
  • Contract Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-24(84)
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 27 2013 10:14AM