• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 98th Annual Meeting

      January 13–17, 2019

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Lectern Session 407

Going Solar: State DOT Experiences in Harnessing the Power of the Sun

Monday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM
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Andrew Alden, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, presiding
Tina Hodges, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Resource Conservation and Recovery (ADC60)
Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy (A0020T)
Subcommittee on Transportation Infrastructure, Facilities, and Right-of-Ways as Sustainable Resources (ADC60(2))
Standing Committee on Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40)

Transportation agencies use a lot of electricity lighting roads and running maintenance shops.  They also own land alongside roads, in interchanges, and at rest areas and maintenance shops that get ample sunshine.  Some states are using public-private partnerships to install solar panels in their right-of-way at no up-front cost, reducing electricity bills while generating clean energy and lowering their carbon footprint.  Hear from representatives of four transportation departments--Maryland, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Texas--about how they are harnessing the power of the sun to deliver cost savings and environmental benefits to their residents and the traveling public.

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Title Presentation Number
Maryland DOT Renewable Energy Development
Laura Rogers, Maryland Department of Transportation
Georgia DOT P4 for Sustainability on "The Ray" Stretch of I-85
John Hibbard, Georgia Department of Transportation
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Texas DOT Renewable Energy
Beverly West, Texas Department of Transportation
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Massachuets DOT Solar PV Public–Private Partnership
Hongyan (Lily) Oliver, Massachusetts Department of Transportation