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The Focus on Innovations publication is now available! 

The STIC recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary
Check out the 10th Anniversary page to learn how the PA STIC has been innovating transportation in Pennsylvania for the past decade. 

State Transportation Innovation Council


The Pennsylvania State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) facilitates the rapid implementation of proven, well-researched and documented state, regional, national and international technologies, tactics, techniques and any other innovations that are new to Pennsylvania. The STIC also supports and promotes the implementation of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Every Day Counts (EDC) innovations.

The STIC accepts innovation submissions from Pennsylvania transportation stakeholders and partners. Selected innovations are developed for deployment and promoted to become standard practice within the transportation community.

Featured Innovations

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Construction workers spreading gravel over a tarp

Geosynthetic Stabilized Bridge Approach is a construction method that reduces roadway settlement directly adjacent to a bridge abutment, a problem commonly called "bridge bump," where drivers feel a "bump" as they enter or exit a bridge.

New bridge deck with concrete link slab

Traditional bridge joints often break down and allow de‐icing materials to leak onto and damage the structural elements below, requiring extensive and expensive repairs. Bride Deck Link Slabs eliminate deck joints to reduce that damage and deterioration and the necessary maintenance.

Whether it is at the state level or the local level, vegetation management is a common maintenance activity for all governments in Pennsylvania. The Vegetation Management Equipment Catalog was developed to provide an inventory of the different vegetation management equipment and attachments owned by PennDOT.



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