Message from the Section Chair
Welcome to the Section on Transportation Policy and Administration. I encourage you to review this site and explore the opportunities that STPA can provide. Our section is focused on all modes of transportation. Typical topics of discussion include fiscal administration, policy, security, workforce challenges, infrastructure issues, sustainable development, etc. The section proposes a paper presentation panel each year at ASPA and supports a peer-reviewed journal. Check out our Facebook group as well. If you are not already a member, we welcome you to join the section and become an active member of STPA!
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha
The goal of the Section on Transportation Policy and Administration (STPA) is to organize a focus on transportation. STPA spotlights transportation within ASPA at a national, regional, and chapter level. The section similarly develops information to assist federal, state, and local policymakers, so that they might better administer transportation policy. Members receive the section-sponsored quarterly journal - Public Works Management and Policy - the section's electronic newsletter, as well as special studies and reports.
The Section on Transportation Policy and Administration (STPA) of the American Society for Public Administration was chartered in 1992 as an organization dedicated to bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students interested in the role played by transportation in society. To learn more about the history of STPA, please visit this article by Jeremy Plant and Bethany Stitch. You can also learn more about STPA by reviewing the section's charter.
Two awards are given away each year by STPA: Best Student Paper and the Truitt-Felbinger Award, both of which are awarded at the annual ASPA Convention. To learn more about these awards, please visit the Awards section of our website.