Stewardship: Continuous Improvement, Careful Oversight
Stewardship is about making wise management and investment choices for the future, to ensure the system’s continued safety, mobility and connectivity. A key objective is to simultaneously preserve and maintain the existing system, while working to better manage it for optimum efficiency and effective movement of people and goods.
Stewardship encompasses accountability and performance measures, integration of land use and transportation policies, and protecting and preserving essential public facilities. Increasingly, technology is being employed to increase the efficiency of the existing system, while pricing strategies are being explored to address congestion and the financial sustainability of the system.
WTP 2030 includes Stewardship strategies organized in five broad categories:
- Continue to Develop and Implement Performance Measures to Align with Federal Direction and Ensure Accountability
- Use Technology to Realize Maximum Efficiency in the Movement of People and Goods
- Review Regulations That Require Improvements to the Same Standard and Performance Level for Every Roadway
- Strengthen the Integration Between Land Use and Transportation Decision-making
- Ensure the Ability to Build and Expand Essential Public Facilities (e.g. interstate highways, airports, and intercity passenger rail)
How do we continue to ensure that the Stewardship Goal (to continuously improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of the transportation system) can be achieved?
In addition to leaving comments on this blog, we encourage you to use the online public input tool to tell us about the transportation issues and priorities that are important to you.
You can also read the WTP plan and related documents online.