Strategic Transportation Investments Division

James K. Polk Building, Suite 1000
Nashville, TN 37243-0344
Phone: 615.741.2208
Fax: 615.532.0353


Steve Allen

The Strategic Transportation Investments Division provides strategic support for projects that addresses safety, congestion, and economic development needs across the state. This includes development of Technical Reports for IMPROVE Act projects whose goal is to perform engineering analysis of the existing transportation facility and make recommendations for improvements. The Division will also conduct operational analysis of non-highway transportation projects as they impact the highway system. Investments relates to the work of this division in determining what new commitments (i.e. investments) TDOT will be making. This process includes the new "Needs Assessment Process" which will determine the appropriate level of study and Project Prioritization which uses technical data, schedule and cost to provide a prioritized list of major projects to assist in the development of the 3-year Multimodal Transportation program

Duties of the Strategic Transportation Investments Division:

  • Strategic support for projects
  • IMPROVE Act Project Development
  • Economic Development Opportunities Analysis
  • Operational Analysis of non-highway Transportation projects
  • Determining new Investments
  • Project Prioritization for the 3 year State Transportation  Program
  • “Needs Assessment” process determines level of study
  • System and Traffic Analysis
  • Manage and develop projects for the Roadway Safety Audit Program
  • Implement projects for the Highway Safety Improvement Program
  • Provides location identification and analyses of the Crash database
  • Prepare conceptual design plans and cost estimates
  • Conducts, facilitates and supports various types of public involvement opportunities during the project development process