The Tools page developed through NCHRP Project 20-24(95): Ensuring Essential Capability for the Future Transportation Agency provides an index of available Tools, including links to web portals, software tools, online information repositories and other digital information directly available from online sources as well as other tools submitted by users, curated to help agencies carry out a variety of capability-building actions. Many of these tools are linked from the Roles-Based Guidance and Situations-Based Guidance as Resources to support capability-building. Questions? Please contact us at

Transportation Comparative Benchmarking Platform

This platform is intended to facilitate continuous benchmarking among state DOTs. Here, transportation practitioners can find appropriate peers, compare performance across a number of measures, and most importantly, connect with other practitioners to discover what works for performance improvement. Register for full site access, or browse publicly available performance and improvement information.

TRB IKM/AASHTO Collaborative Tools Inventory (KM & HR)

The tools inventory was developed to assemble a library of Knowledge Management (KM) and Human Resources (HR) tools and templates that transportation agencies can easily adopt or adapt.

Workforce Toolkit

The Workforce Toolkit integrates tools available to state DOTs for matching workforce-related needs to available and appropriate resources.

Online Training Resources for Transportation Employees

This guide lists free or low-cost resources for providing continuing education opportunities for transportation professionals.

U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit

The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit is a website designed to help people find and use tools, information, and subject matter expertise to build climate resilience. The Toolkit offers information from all across the U.S. federal government in one easy-to-use location.

Strategic Workforce Development Toolkit

The Strategic Workforce Development (SWD) Toolkit provides resources and innovative strategies to engage organizations that are looking to identify, train, and place individuals in the workforce to fill construction jobs that support development of the Nation’s highway system.

Transit Workforce Center: Resource Center

The Transit Workforce Center hosts a Resource Center with a curated collection of publications and other materials to assist stakeholders engaged in transit workforce development. The database includes case studies, training materials, research reports, and other materials of interest, including publications produced by federal government agencies, transit organizations, and independent research entities.

Washington State DOT Workforce Development Toolkit

Washington State DOT’s Talent Development page has online resources available that provide their workforce with access to learning opportunities and tools that support productive teleworking. The resource was developed to support employees during COVID-19.

Expanding the Transportation Workforce: Tools for Local Agencies

This suite of tools was designed to help local transportation agencies in Minnesota fill open positions and expand the transportation workforce as agencies face a growing workforce shortage and struggle to hire and retain enough qualified staff.

Transportation Equity Toolkit

The Transportation Equity Toolkit provides a framework for a transportation equity needs assessment and an equity-based project identification and prioritization process. A variety of tools and methods are provided for these frameworks. The toolkit was developed by a research team at the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida with funding from the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions, and Dollars at the University of Texas at Arlington.

TSMO Workforce Development

As agencies and organizations adopt a transportation systems management & operations (TSMO) focus, there is an urgent need to develop and grow the TSMO workforce. This series of webpages captures the growing number of resources available across the industry.

Center for Transportation Workforce Development

FHWA’s Center for Transportation Workforce Development supports initiatives to develop and expand the nation’s transportation workforce. The center provides program support, technical assistance, and workforce development activities in partnership with federal, state, and local agencies, industry organizations, schools, colleges and universities, and other education providers. The center’s efforts are critical to attracting, retaining, and advancing the transportation workforce.