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2.1  Share best practices by participating in national and regional dialogues

Reason for action

 

These dialogues allow PEV work to follow best practices and avoid potential redundancy with the work of other groups. Examples include. Spotlight: Siting best practices have been compiled by several different organizations (including Advanced Energy, Oregon DOT, and Washington DOT) – instead of making a new report, DOTs can use the reports created by others. Spotlight: The West Coast Electric Highway network was the result of a multi-state collaboration among the public/private partnership offices at Oregon, Washington and California DOTs. Spotlight: This tool was the result of executive-level state DOT workshops, a pooled fund study involving eight different state DOTs, several local governments, and U.S. DOT.

Implementing the action

  • Conduct research on the presence of local PEV deployment groups. Spotlight: Clean Cities Coalitions within the state are often active on PEV deployment and may know of key local and regional stakeholders.
  • Conduct research on the presence of national and regional dialogues. Participation in national and regional dialogues can include those just beginning work on PEVs as well as leaders in electric vehicle deployment. Spotlight: Natioanl dialogues include the pooled fund study for DOTs mentioned above, the Northeast Electric Vehicle Network, the PEV Dialogue Group, and more. Spotlight: Several in-state dialogues also exist, such as DriveOregon
  • Alert leadership to the presence of dialogue groups and identify options for joining one or more groups.
  • Consider taking a proactive role in setting the agenda for these dialogues in order to set tangible goals for deployment. For example, one tangible goal for Learners is to issue a collective statement of support for PEVs that can spur other potential stakeholders to action.

Outcomes

 

The DOT can now find support from other PEV stakeholders, share information, and collaborate on initiatives.

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