PennDOT Unveils Innovation Mapping Tool
Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 7, 2014—PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch today unveiled a new website that illustrates innovations that have been deployed on roads and bridges throughout the state.
The State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Web Viewer is an online tool for users to locate transportation innovations such as pavement techniques that are environmentally friendly and improve safety, and accelerated bridge construction that saves time and money being implemented in Pennsylvania.
“The STIC Web Viewer allows our customers and partners to see the innovative techniques that we’re implementing to increase safety, save time and money for our customers and business partners,” said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch. “Working with our state, federal and industry partners we’re identifying proven practices and are continuously striving to deliver a safer, more efficient transportation system.”
The web viewer provides technical details on innovations underway and educational information about the STIC. On the website, the public can view innovations in their region sorted by county, PennDOT district, or transportation planning partner.
PennDOT in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration created Pennsylvania’s STIC in 2010. The STIC is composed of a multi-stakeholder leadership team that works together to forge an environment of innovation, imagination, and ingenuity to pursue specific initiatives and their rapid implementation to deliver a modern, high quality transportation system.
The Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council is part of PennDOT’s Next Generation, a combination of five distinct initiatives to review and enhance PennDOT’s operations to create improved efficiencies and make the agency both a better business partner and a better employer. To date, Next Generation initiatives will save the department an estimated $100 million a year.
To learn more about STIC innovations or PennDOT’s Next Generation initiative, visit www.ModernDOT.pa.gov and select “State Transportation Innovation Council.”