1.2 Educate DOT leadership on PEVs
Reason for action
Interest from leadership (e.g., division head, deputy secretary, secretary) can catalyze work on PEVs. Leaders in relatively flexible offices (e.g., public-private partnerships, innovative delivery, sustainability, or economic development) are best positioned to catalyze work on PEVs. Staff can build institutional knowledge, but stronger PEV efforts (i.e. Actor and Leader actions) require the support of top leadership within the agency. Spotlight: Washington State’s Transportation Partnerships Office and Ohio’s Office of Jobs and Commerce are leading work on PEVs within DOTs.
Implementing the action
DOT leadership and staff now have institutional knowledge that enables work on PEVs. The DOT staff could explore some of the other Learner actions and should eventually proceed to Action 1.4.