Tennesse Sustainable Transportation Awards


Tennesse Sustainable Transportation Awards is in the past.



The Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards recognize outstanding initiatives to improve the efficiency, accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of transportation systems in the State, consistent with ongoing efforts to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans, provide for a strong economy, and protect our State’s natural resources. 

In connection with Clean Air Month, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), and Tennessee Clean Fuels will host a recognition ceremony and sustainable transportation forum on May 23-24, 2017 at the Downtown Nashville Public Library. The forum, entitled “Navigating Toward a Livable Tennessee,” will highlight local transportation planning and the pursuit of place-based policies and investments for improved transportation options in our communities. 

The forum will also feature a showcase of alternative fuel vehicles, as well as a recognition ceremony for a new class of certified Tennessee Green Fleets. Through Tennessee Clean Fuels' Tennessee Green Fleets Certification Program, any Tennessee-based fleet can receive certification for its efforts toward reducing petroleum consumption, improving air quality, and increasing the use of alternative fuels or advanced vehicle technologies.

A block of rooms is reserved at a discounted rate for Conference attendees at the Nashville Airport Marriott. The rate is $161/night and is available until April 22. To book one of these rooms, follow this link. 


Event Agenda

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

9:00-9:30 a.m. Registration and Networking

9:30-10:20 a.m. Keynote Address- Russ Brooks, Smart Cities Director, Transportation for America

10:20-11:40 a.m. General Session - Behavior Change: Strategies for Transportation Demand Management and the Increased Adoption of Alternatives to Single Occupancy Vehicles

11:40 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Lunch

12:40-2:10 p.m. General Session- “One Big Idea” – Overview of Winning Projects and Ideas

2:10-2:20 p.m. Transition Break

2:20-3:40 p.m. General Session: Energy and the Environment

3:40-5:00 p.m. Tennessee Green Fleets Certification Awards Presented by Tennessee Clean Fuels

5:00-7:00 p.m. Off-Site Networking Reception and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase (Bridge Building)


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

9:00-9:30 a.m. Registration and Networking

9:30-9:50 a.m. Morning Address- Mayor Megan Barry, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County

9:50-11:20 a.m. General Session- Mobility Planning

11:20-11:30 a.m. Transition Break

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  2017 Sustainable Transportation Awards Presented by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDEC Commissioner Robert J. Martineau, Jr., TDEC Deputy Commissioner Shari Meghreblian, Ph.D., and TDOT Deputy Commissioner Toks Omishakin