Subcommittee on Transportation Communications (TransComm)


AASHTO Liaison
Lloyd Brown, Communications Director
lbrown@aashto.org

Professional Development

TransComm offers many opportunities for professional development including the subcommittee’s annual meeting, the annual skills development contest and a monthly webinar series.


Annual Meeting

The TransComm annual meeting brings together public relations professionals from the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia departments of transportation, along with our consultant partners, representatives of the U.S. DOT and others interested in communicating transportation topics.

The TransComm Annual meeting is an opportunity for transportation communicators from around the United States to build relationships that benefit their state DOTs, highlight successes, share ideas and learn from each other. In addition, much of the subcommittee’s business is carried out during the meeting.

Webinars

Keeping Tabs: How to Stay on Message and Eliminate Surprises
Thursday, February 23, 1-2 p.m. ET

As communications professionals operating within a state-wide organization, it can be easy to forget the need to stay consistent on all messaging through every region and all departments. How do you maintain message consistency, whether operating out of one office or several? How can you monitor what reporters and the general public are saying about your organization? What can you do to engage executives inside your organization for media coverage and analysis? And how do you stay proactive and keep an eye on potential messaging issues that may emerge down the road? Missouri Department of Transportation Communications Director Fay Fleming is here to walk us through this and more during this webinar.

Registration is available here.

Past Presentations and Webinars

TransComm Webinar (January 5, 2017)
Creating a Visual Engagement Strategy in a Government Organization (.mp4)
Link to TransComm Webinar

TransComm Webinar (April 19, 2016)

How to be a winner in the 2016 TransComm skills contest

TransComm Webinar (March 16, 2016)

The US Bike Route System – Ginny Sullivan, Adventure Cycling

TransComm Webinar (February 17, 2016)

Cutting through Workplace Distractions (.wmv file) – Lloyd Brown, AASHTO

TransComm Webinar (January 20, 2016)

Humor in messaging – Tim Tait, Arizona DOT

Humor in safety messaging – Iowa DOT

The 2017 TransComm Annual Meeting – Denver, Colorado

The 2017 TransComm meeting will be held Aug. 20-23 in Denver, Colorado. The multi-day meeting will include the top minds in transportation communications. The agenda will feature discussion of transportation safety, best practices, emerging technologies, crisis management and communication skills development.

Hotel information and registration details will be announced soon.

For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact the TransComm committee liaison, Lloyd Brown.