Perspectives on Enterprise Risk Management Implementation within State Transportation Agencies in the United States of America
Matthew H. Hardy, Program Director for Planning and Policy at AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials), US
- How has AASHTO defined ERM and risk management in general
- Federal requirements and regulations which are pushing state transportation agencies to take a more comprehensive approach to risk management
- Case study examples of a few state transportation agencies (we call them department of transportation or DOT) here in the US:
- Colorado DOT for an interesting approach to project and corridor-level risk management and analysis.
- Washington State DOT and ERM
- Minnesota DOT who is trying to implement a more comprehensive ERM approach.
Matthew Hardy is the Program Director for Planning and Performance Management. In this role, he supports AASHTO’s Committee on Planning and Committee on Performance-Based Management, as well as AASHTO’s efforts in the reauthorization of Federal surface transportation legislation.
While at AASHTO, Matt has worked on projects including the development of the AASHTO Transportation Asset Management Guide: A Focus on Implementation, Enterprise Risk Management Guide, Performance-Based Planning and Programming, and transportation data. Matt has extensive experience in the transportation planning and decision-making field. He has worked with transportation professionals on the use and application of analytical tools to support the decision-making process at the local, state, and federal levels.
Matt earned a Ph.D. from George Mason University. His research centered around the application and use of simplified integrated transportation and land use models to support metropolitan planning decisions. He holds an M.S. in Transportation Policy, Operations and Logistics, and a B.S. in Urban Systems Engineering, both from George Mason University.