State DOT Mission Evolution

Resource Summary: The abstract of this white paper notes that it, "explores the remarkable transformation of the modern DOT from its roots as a public works road department to the multimodal engine of today by examining the mission statements of all 50 states and the organizational structure of 30 states. It then looks at specific challenges DOTs face and some changes they are implementing."

Change Forces
  • Efficient Use of Existing Capacity
  • Multi-Modal Emphasis
  • O&M Focus
  • Reduced Capital-Intensive Focus
  • SGR Resiliency
  • Shift in Role and Focus
  • New Skills
  • Operations Focus
  • Partnerships
  • Shifting Responsibilities
  • Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Shifts in Labor
  • Performance and Change Management
  • Organizational Management
  • Employee Engagement