RSTS Technical Services Program


Melissa Savage
Director, Center for Environmental Excellence
(202) 624-3638

AASHTO’s Resilient and Sustainable Transportation Systems Program:

  • is a voluntary pooled-fund program for state departments of transportation (DOTs).
  • helps state DOTs understand the potential effects of extreme weather and the range of strategies and options for mitigation and adaptation.
  • benefits the states by providing timely information, tools, and technical assistance in meeting challenges related to extreme weather, energy efficiency, energy security, infrastructure adaptation, alternative vehicles and fuels, and other relevant topics.
  • is a critical resource for state DOTs to address climate change and energy issues.
  • provides needed information to engage in and influence climate change and energy developments at the federal level.

For more information on the RSTS Technical Assistance Program and membership (for state DOTs), please contact Bryan Hong at bhong@aashto.org.

Current RSTS Work

  • A variety of RSTS work and beneficial resources are available for members to be involved with and learn from fellow state practitioners.
  • Resiliency as a Core DOT Priority: an ongoing initiative to gather best practices and lessons learned about extreme weather events from a diverse collection of states.
  • A variety of RSTS-related products and programs exist, which you can access here.
  • View this map of climate change mitigation/adaptation activities across the country.
  • Subscribe to the AASHTO Climate Change Briefing Newsletter, which includes articles on relevant and current industry news, and research and events, sorted by category. You can receive other relevant information by signing up for the Center for Environmental Excellence’s email updates.

Strategic Plan

View the RSTS 2017 Strategic Plan.

RSTS Leadership

The RSTS Technical Assistance Program is led by a Steering Committee of practitioners from each of the four AASHTO regions and a cross-section of AASHTO committees, focusing on issues related to building a resilient transportation system. Learn more about the Steering Committee here.