ADOT issues report on economic, social and environmental actions

Focus is on sustainability

The Arizona Department of Transportation has issued its 2020 report on sustainability in transportation. 

The agency is committed to using resources more efficiently in order to maintain and operate a robust, economically beneficial transportation network. Through continuous improvement practices, ADOT strategically invests resources to achieve the highest possible return. 

ADOT is committed to delivering transportation solutions in a more sustainable manner to achieve economic, social, and environmental goals. In recent years ADOT has moved from identifying to now implementing sustainable strategies in areas of administrative, planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance. 

A major portion of the report details the agency’s participation in the U.S. Federal Highway Administration Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool. More details can be found at this link: https://azdot.gov/business/environmental-planning/programs/sustainable-transportation/sustainable-transportation

The areas ADOT will focus on in 2021 are outlined in the report. Among the goals are increased usage  of LED lighting, exploring solar energy on ADOT right-of-way, and liking sustainability with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), public involvement, and planning. In addition a large focus has been placed on continuing the introduction and adoption of life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle cost analysis (LCCA).

More information about the ADOT Sustainable Transportation Program can be found here:  https://azdot.gov/node/5561.