​​​​Welcome to the Subcommittee on Transportation Communications

The AASHTO Transportation Communications Subcommittee -- TransComm -- is made up of public affairs professionals from the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. It promotes excellence in communications through the exchange of ideas and educational programming, presents annual skills awards and advises other committees on communications issues. It is also the sponsor of the yearly TransComm conference.

Announcements (updated May 5, 2016)

The Annual Skills Contest Web Site is Now Open

The Annual Skills Contest, conducted by the AASHTO Subcommittee on Transportation Communication, recognizes the outstanding work of its public relations practitioners and facilitates an exchange of ideas. The contest is considered the premier competition in the transportation industry and the awards have become a standard of public relations excellence amongst state departments of transportation. ​Deadline for submission of all entries is Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 5 p.m. eastern. Visit the Annual Skills Contest page​ for more information. 

The 2016 TransComm Annual Meeting - Charleston, WV​

​​The 2016 TransComm meeting will be held in Charleston, West Virginia in September 2016. The multi-day meeting will include the top minds in transportation communications. The agenda typically features discussion of transportation safety, best practices, emerging technologies, crisis management and communication skills development. ​

We are looking for great session proposals! Check out the call for presentations ​and send us your great ideas!

More inform​ation on the 2016 TransComm annual meeting is coming soon. For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the TransComm committee liaison, Lloyd Brown

TransComm Webinar Archive Available

Check out an entire library of webinar information on a range of topics from social media trends to how to get the most from your annual skills contest entries. The February webinar on breaking through workplace distractions​ is now posted.

AASHTO Social Media Survey

The 2015 annual AASHTO social media survey​ reveals a continuing trend toward increasing social media adoption by state departments of trans​portation. In addition, the survey suggests that the use of social media tools has dramatically shifted state transportation department communication staffing responsibilities and overall public engagement strategies.