Helpful Links

Helpful Links 2017-10-06T16:49:20+00:00

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Federal Agencies

U.S. Department of Transportation

The Department of Transportation is responsible for planning and coordinating federal transportation projects. It also sets safety regulations for all major modes of transportation.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Through enforcing vehicle performance standards and partnerships with state and local governments, NHTSA reduces deaths, injuries and economic losses from motor vehicle crashes.

State-by-State Transportation Websites

List of U.S. state and insular area departments of transportation.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA’s mission is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.” The agency is also charged with enforcing a variety of whistleblower statutes and regulations. OSHA’s workplace safety inspections have been shown to reduce injury rates and injury costs without adverse effects to employment, sales, credit ratings, or firm survival.

Official Guide to Government Information and Services

USA.gov creates and organize timely, needed government information and services and make them accessible to the public anytime, anywhere, via their channel of choice.

The Federal Government Official Employment Site

Search and apply for federal jobs. Learn about unique hiring paths for veterans, students and graduates, individuals with a disability, and more.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA is an agency of the federal government of the United States which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA’s primary purpose is to coordinate the response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities.

Federal Highway Administration

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program).

Federal Highway Association Publications

A webpage containing links to all of the FHWA’s publications on topics ranging from policy to infrastructure to research/development.

State Municipal Leagues

A list with links to all State Municipal Leagues.

Associations/Organizations

APWA – American Public Works Association

Not-for-profit, professional association of public works agencies, private companies, and individuals dedicated to promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge.

AASHTO

Nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system.

AFSCME

AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union with more than 1.6 million working and retired members.

NOSDA – Northern Ohio Service Directors Association

The Northern Ohio Service Directors Association’s main goal is to promote cooperation and build productive working relationships between municipalities.

Accredited Snow Contractors Association

Offers consultancy services to improve business practices and reduce risk for snow removal companies.

ANSI Approved Industry Standards for Snow Ice Management

A book/guide on industry-approved standards for ice and snow removal.

Build America Transportation Investment Center (BATIC) Institute

Promotes and supports public sector capacity building in the analysis, understanding, and use of project finance techniques through a program of training, sharing of best practices, and technical assistance to all State Departments of Transportation and their local partner agencies.

Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO

The Center offers diverse products and programs for technical assistance, training, information exchange, partnership-building opportunities, and quick access to environmental tools, specifically in the transportation industry.

Clean

Clean is a non-profit organization that makes homes more energy efficient, restores streams & watersheds, engages youth on the environment, promotes green transportation, mitigates the effects of storm water, helps communities reduce waste, and contributes to public policy discussions.

Equipment Management Technical Services Program (EMTSP) by AASHTO

The EMTSP comprises four regional equipment management partnerships of State Highway Agency (SHA) Equipment Managers and their staffs. The partnerships exist to serve as the comprehensive national resource supporting effective and efficient governmental highway equipment fleet management.

IBTS – Institue for Building Technology and Safety

Non-profit partner of government entities. IBTS provides evaluations, research, and technical assistance regarding municipal building design, inspection, and management.

ISWA – International Solid Waste Association

ISWA works to protect human health and the environment as well as to ensure sustainable resource management. They offer support systems such as advancement of waste management through education and training and promoting appropriate and best available technologies and practices.

SWANA – Solid Waste Association of North America

SWANA is an organization of professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management. The association serves more than 8,300 members throughout North America, and thousands more with conferences, certifications publications and technical training courses.

MWA – Municipal Waste Association

The Municipal Waste Association, formerly known as the Association of Municipal Recycling Coordinators, is an incorporated not-for-profit organization formed in 1987 by Ontario municipal waste management professionals to facilitate the sharing of municipal waste reduction and recycling information and experience.

NCHRP – National Cooperative Highway Research Program

A forum for coordinated and collaborative research, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) addresses issues integral to the state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and transportation professionals at all levels of government and the private sector. The NCHRP provides practical, ready-to-implement solutions to pressing problems facing the industry.

NPELRA – National Public Employer Labor Relations Association

National Public Employer Labor Relations Association (NPELRA) is the premier organization for public-sector labor relations and human resources professionals. NPELRA is a network of state and regional affiliates with over 2,000 members around the country. The governmental agencies represented in NPELRA employ more than four million workers in federal, state, and local government.

NJPA – National Joint Powers Alliance

NJPA is a national contracting agency for a variety of industries. They act as a mediator between vendors and contractors looking for work.

PRIMA – Public Risk Management Association

The Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) is the one-stop resource for educational programming, risk resources and networking opportunities for public sector risk managers.

Snow and Ice Management Association

The national trade association for the snow removal industry. It provides resources, leadership, and support to industry professionals, suppliers, and consumers.

The APWA Center for Sustainability

The APWA Center for Sustainability (C4S) provides tools and resources to APWA members and community leaders that allow decision makers to implement more sustainable, economically sound, and socially responsible long-term solutions.

MRSC – The Municipal Research and Services Center

Nonprofit organization that provides legal and policy guidance on any topic to government entities in Washington State. They also offer training in soft-skills/professionalism, ethics, and compliance (nothing to do with safety or driving).

NAFA Fleet Management Association

NAFA is the world’s premier not-for-profit association for professionals who manage fleets. NAFA provides its members with a full range of products and services, including statistical research, publications, regional chapter meetings, government representation, seminars, online information, and an annual Institute & Expo.

NTEA

The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 1,950 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to NTEA, the Association provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show® and Green Truck Summit.

Industry-Specific Databases

APEL – AASHTO Product Evaluation List

This site provides a repository consisting of findings from the evaluation and testing of new, innovative, and/or proprietary engineered transportation products and materials.

ISWA – International Solid Waste Association Knowledge Base

ISWA’s database of articles related to the solid waste industry.

Media/Periodicals/Trade Journals

Governing

Magazine published by the media platform “Governing.” The magazine covers issues related to politics, policy, and management for state and local government leaders.

Risk Management Magazine

Risk Management publishes issues focused on analysis, insight and news for risk managers. Issues are published ten times annually by the Risk Management Society.

Safety + Health Magazine

The official magazine of the NSC, Safety + Health covers health and safety related issues, products, and services as they pertain to the workplace, especially the public sector.

SIMA Snow Business Magazine

The magazine offers industry-specific, peer-driven articles on the latest topics and trends in the snow removal industry.

The APWA Reporter

The APWA Reporter is edited primarily for public works officials at local, state and federal levels. Most editorial content consists of articles by public works practitioners on such subjects as computers and computer applications, solid waste, water resources, municipal engineering, transportation, equipment services, buildings and grounds, snow removal, and other public works-related topics.

The Municipal

Their slogan is “The premier magazine for America’s municipalities.” It is mailed to municipalities for free. Issues deal with a wide array of topics, ranging from Budget and finance to fleet service and management to industry technology.

 

NAFA FleetSolutions

The Association’s official magazine, published bi-monthly, contains in-depth stories designed to educate, inform, and facilitate fleet managers to excel in their jobs.

Automotive Fleet

A magazine for fleet managers of any size or type. Provides information on job trends, technology, industry news, ect.

American City & County

The magazine serves a powerful audience of city, county and state officials who are charged with developing and implementing government policy, programs and projects. The magazine maintains its leadership position by providing these readers with news, government trends, policy alternatives and operational solutions.

Government Fleet

Government Fleet Magazine’s website provides content exclusive to fleet managers in the public sector – city, county, state and federal.