The PennDOT Smart Transportation website may not be very specific on what they mean by “smart transportation,” but the cover of the handbook says it all “Planning and Designing Highways and Streets that Support Sustainable and Livable Communities.”
Taking a closer look they have chapters on bike facilities, pedestrian facilities, public transportation, and traffic calming. We’re not sure if this has teeth or if it’s just another publication that will collect dust on the engineers’ bookshelves, but we’ll remain optimistic for the time-being. PennDOT is doing an extensive training program on smart transportation throughout all of its districts. We’ll report more on this as we learn more about the program.
In the meantime download the guide here.