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  • Register for Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo Webinar Series

    Panels Include Pedestrian Travel and Safety (January 19 at 1:00 PM CT) and Sustainable Transportation Opportunities in Tennessee (January 21 at 10:00 AM CT)

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  • View Winners of 2020 Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards

    Awarded by TDEC and TDOT

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  • View Inductees for Tennessee Green Fleets Class of 2019

    Awarded by Tennessee Clean Fuels

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    Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum and Expo

    The Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Forum & Expo (STF&E) is an annual conference organized by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and Tennessee Clean Fuels where attendees share and discover projects that can reshape what is possible in transportation and mobility. The research, technology, planning, and policy developments shared at STF&E aim to improve transportation efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions, and address the mobility needs of all. Panelists and speakers from across the country highlight best practices to transform transportation systems efficiently, affordably, and sustainably. Sign up for the STF&E email list to receive updates on STF&E.

    In addition to the forum, previous in-person STF&E events have provided the following offerings:

    •   A luncheon that honors both winners of the Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards (TSTAs) and new inductees to the Tennessee Green Fleets (TGF) program
    •   An alternative fuel vehicle and equipment showcase and an alternative fuel vehicle ride and drive
    •   A poster session highlighting projects or research focused on the implementation of sustainable transportation and enhanced mobility solutions
    •   A networking reception coordinated and hosted by the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition

    Explore the links below to learn more about these offerings or to find information on past STF&E events.

    Register for 2021 STF&E Webinar Series

    This year's STF&E conference has been moved to a virtual platform and is free to attend. The 2021 STF&E will take place in January 2022 through a series of moderated panels and the release of pre-recorded content to be shared with participants throughout the week of January 17. See below for webinar and registration information.

    Pedestrian Travel and Safety – January 19 from 1:00-2:30 PM Central

    •   Moderator: Erin Hafkenschiel, Executive Director for Mobility, Vanderbilt University
    •   Lindsey Ganson, Advocacy and Communications Director, Walk Bike Nashville
    •   Ashley Davies, Healthy Development Coordinator, Tennessee Department of Health
    •   Cedric Duncan, Founder, Bike for Equality Nashville
    •   Nick Oyler, Bikeway and Pedestrian Program Manager, City of Memphis

    Sustainable Transportation Opportunities in Tennessee – January 21 from 10:00-11:30 AM Central

    •   Moderator: Greg Young, Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
    •   Preston Elliot, Deputy Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Transportation
    •   David Salyers, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

    Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Awards

    The TSTAs 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 and enhance our state’s natural resources.

    TSTA nominations are currently closed.

    Tennessee Green Fleets

    The TGF program offers an opportunity for Tennessee fleets to receive certification for their transportation efficiency efforts. Organized by Tennessee Clean Fuels, TGF certification is based on an applicant’s vehicle data and fleet fuel use. The TGF program recognizes fleets based on actions taken to reduce petroleum consumption, lessen greenhouse gas emissions, and implement alternative fuel vehicles.

    Applications for TGF certification are currently closed.

    Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Equipment Showcase

    Each year, Tennessee Clean Fuels assembles an alternative fuel vehicle and equipment showcase for all STF&E attendees. Past participants have exhibited electric, hybrid, propane, compressed or liquefied natural gas (CNG or LNG), biofuel (biodiesel or ethanol), and hydrogen vehicles and equipment from across the state. The showcase highlights local fleets that have adopted alternative fuels, demonstrating the breadth of fleet innovation occurring in Tennessee. Find information on previous showcases here.

    Previous STF&E Events

    Since the forum’s inception in 2015, STF&E events have been held in Memphis, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Knoxville. While the specific themes for each forum have changed from year to year, STF&E has always celebrated new achievements and opportunities in sustainable transportation, particularly in how such projects and ideas can be implemented in Tennessee to serve the public good. Explore previous STF&E agendas, venues, speakers, and presentation materials here.

    All photos courtesy of State of Tennessee staff.