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State Transportation Innovation Council

In 2010, FHWA introduced the State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) concept to state transportation departments and industry partners to foster ownership and pride in establishing a process in which ideas, innovative techniques and processes can be evaluated and implemented quickly and proficiently.

Explore STIC Innovations

Pennsylvania's STIC evaluates well researched and proven technologies that are ready to be implemented in the field. Technologies, tactics, and techniques that are selected will be employed and promoted to become standard practice within the transportation community at the local, regional, or statewide level.

The STIC is a cross-section of various stakeholders, state and federal agencies, local governments, research organizations and industry partners that work together to forge an environment of innovation, imagination and ingenuity to pursue specific initiatives and their rapid implementation to deliver a modern and high-quality transportation system to the citizens of the Commonwealth.

To assist the STIC in selecting initiatives that should be promoted and implemented, Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) have been created to review, evaluate and provide suggestions on potential benefits and uses of initiatives or techniques. The TAGs are responsible for ensuring that chosen initiatives succeed in improving the transportation system and are required to develop deployment plans and track the initiatives progress.

The TAGs created thus far are focused in the following areas: Construct, Design, Environmental, Facilities, Maintenance, Materials, Project Delivery, Safety, Structures, Work Force Development and Traffic Management.


Innovation in Motion

The Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) has launched a new electronic newsletter, Innovation in Motion. The e-newsletter provides updates on new innovations, progress reports and links to specifications, and announcements about upcoming events.

Sign up to receive the Innovation in Motion e-newsletter.​​​​​​​​

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Membership (PDF)

TAG Facilitators (PDF)