State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC)
In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) introduced the State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) concept to state transportation departments and industry partners to foster ownership and pride in establishing a process in which ideas, innovative techniques and processes can be evaluated and implemented quickly and proficiently.
The State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) evaluates well researched and proven technologies that are ready to be implemented in the field. Technologies, tactics, and techniques that are selected will be employed and promoted to become standard practice within the transportation community at the local, regional, or statewide level.
Pennsylvania’s STIC is a cross-section of various stakeholders, state and federal agencies, local governments, research organizations and industry partners that will work together to forge an environment of innovation, imagination and ingenuity to pursue specific initiatives and their rapid implementation to deliver a modern and high-quality transportation system to the citizens of the commonwealth.
To assist the STIC in selecting initiatives that should be promoted and implemented, Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) have been created to review, evaluate and provide suggestions on potential benefits and uses of initiatives or techniques. The TAGs will be responsible for ensuring that the chosen initiatives succeed in improving the transportation system and will be required to develop a deployment plan and track the initiatives progress.
The TAGs that have been created thus far are focused in the following areas: project delivery, construction; maintenance; design; environmental; safety; technology; intelligent transportation systems; materials; and public outreach.
For more information on Pennsylvania’s STIC, visit www.ModernDOT.pa.gov and select “State Transportation Innovation Council.”