About the Center
The Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO, developed in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, offers a wide range of products and services to assist transportation agencies in achieving environmental excellence in delivering their transportation programs and projects. Through its information exchange, technical assistance, and partnership-building and training resources, the Center helps transportation agencies incorporate environmental compliance, sustainability and stewardship into transportation planning, project development, construction, maintenance, and operations .
Updated September 12, 2014
Materials are now available from the May 6-7 Air Quality Peer Exchange sponsored by the Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO. The event brought together more than 40 air quality practitioners from around the country to exchange ideas, best practices, and lessons learned related to air quality issues facing State Departments of Transportation. Materials include a summary white paper and presentations.
Techniques for improving environmental documents for transportation projects and real-world examples of those techniques are provided in a report produced by the Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO. Link to the report.
AASHTO's Air Quality Community of Practice has posted a report on minimizing short term emissions impacts from construction activities and equipment. The report discusses how road construction activities can result in fugitive dust emissions from various types of activities, as well as exhaust emissions from heavy duty construction equipment. To access the report, link here.
An updated chapter on winter operations and salt, sand and chemical management has been added to the Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO's Compendium of Environmental Stewardship Practices for Highway Construction & Maintenance. Link here to access the updated Chapter.
Practitioner's HandbooksPractical advice on a range of environmental issues that arise during the planning, development, and operation of transportation projects. View Handbooks >
WebinarsWebinars on key topical areas of interest, including Climate Change, Construction/Development Effluent Guidelines, NEPA, Stormwater, and more. View Webinars >
News from Around the WebRecent Internet postings of interest to transportation and environmental professionals. View News >
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