What is the Transportation Liaison Community of Practice Website?
The Community of Practice website connects transportation liaisons and managers,
State DOTs, and resource and regulatory agency staff in order to enrich the services
and benefits transportation liaisons provide. Join the community today to start
building your network, sharing knowledge and information, and learning from other
professionals in the field.
This website was established in response to the input and feedback provided by transportation
liaisons at the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation during the
summer of 2011 and through subsequent webinars and surveys. The website was launched
in March 2012 to provide a centralized source of professional support, knowledge
sharing, and networking opportunities for transportation liaisons.
Since transportation liaisons are often working among two or more organizations
with very different missions, the purpose and potential benefits of these positions
can sometimes become blurred by the day-to-day demands of delivering complex transportation
projects. Furthermore, many transportation liaisons may not have regular contact
with other liaisons or professional mentors due to the dispersed nature and relatively
short history of the position.
It is intended that this Community of Practice will help foster a more standardized
understanding of the roles and benefits of transportation liaisons, as well as facilitate
greater access to and sharing of expertise, resources, and opportunities for innovation
and professional development.
For more information, please contact Marlys Osterhues
(firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-366-2052) or
Tricia Harr (email@example.com, 202-366-9214).