Testimony on Highway Safety by Dr. Shawn Wilson, AASHTO President, Louisiana DOTD Secretary

In this Transportation TV feature, we present the June 8, 2022, testimony of Dr. Shawn D. Wilson, President of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Dr. Wilson appeared before the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the United States House of Representatives. At the hearing titled Addressing the Roadway Safety Crisis: Building Safer Roads, Dr. Wilson focused his testimony on three critical areas: the traffic fatalities we see on our roadways, the opportunities to address this issue provided by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and several state DOT initiatives that demonstrate the potential for reversing the traffic fatality trend. Wilson also discussed the ways state DOTs include equity into their roadway analyses to meet the safety needs of citizens.

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