What is the EDC Exchange?
The EDC Exchange is a regularly scheduled series of meetings which combine web-based presentation with in-person group participation. EDC Exchanges describe effective project development and delivery practices, tools and "market ready" technologies that local and tribal transportation agencies can readily implement into their programs. FHWA national subject matter experts, in conjunction with FHWA and State DOT field office experts, provide information and materials, and facilitate discussions designed specifically for the local/tribal transportation managers.
The purpose of the EDC Exchange is to exchange knowledge and success stories about the EDC innovations being discussed, and foster wider implementation of the innovations on the local and tribal transportation systems. Participants in the EDC Exchange may decide to pursue expanded training and technical assistance opportunities in the topics covered.
What is the EDC Exchange format?
The EDC Exchange format includes three elements: web-based presentations, in-person facilitated discussions, and a national "Questions and Answers" session. The web-based presentations on the topic are provided by FHWA subject matter experts along with specific case examples provided by State, local and tribal transportation agencies that demonstrate the successful use of the EDC innovation. The in-person facilitated discussions provide participants the opportunity to discuss the topic and explore how the innovation may be employed by local or tribal agencies within their state. The "Questions and Answers" session provides participants from across the country the opportunity to dialogue with the subject matter experts for additional engagement.
Why should I participate in the EDC Exchange?
Besides engaging in expert-level web presentations, participating in the EDC Exchange gives the local and tribal transportation community a valuable opportunity to convene with peers to discuss challenges and successes with state and federal leaders. This in-person gathering is seen as a significant value of the Exchange experience!
How do I participate?
Each state will select the EDC Exchange in-person location(s) to that best meet the needs within their state and local and tribal interest in the innovation.
Each state will distribute invitations to the EDC Exchange that identify the locations for that particular event.
Please contact your local FHWA Division Office and ask to speak with the EDC Coordinator for additional details.
Will the EDC Exchange be recorded?
Yes, all presentations will be posted on the EDC website as soon as possible after the event.
Upcoming EDC Exchange topics:
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.