January 2006

Welcome to the first edition of the monthly newsletter! This newsletter will keep you informed of updates to the website as well other CSS-related news & information.

Featured Project

Thanks to everyone who has submitted CSS projects to the site as case studies. This month's featured project is:

Mascoma River Bridge Replacement (Enfield, NH)

(Contributed by Alex Vogt, NHDOT)
In this project, completed in 2004, NHDOT worked closely with community members to design important details of this downtown bridge.

Discuss this project in the discussion forum

CSS Sessions at TRB

For those of you planning on attending the TRB Annual Meeting (January 22-26), be sure to mark the following CSS-related sessions on your calendars:

  • # 103 Context-Sensitive Design and Solutions: Self-Discovery Approaches and Successes
    (M) - Nathan Hale, Sunday (1/22), 8:30am - 12:00pm
  • # 149 - Context-Sensitive Design and Liability: Reality or Myth?
    (M) - Nathan Hale, Sunday (1/22), 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • # 279 - Public Involvement and Context-Sensitive Solutions: The Vital Link
    (H) - Military, Monday (1/23), 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • # 354 - Public Perception and Involvement Methods to Inform CSD&S
    (S) - Empire, Monday (1/23), 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
  • CSD&S - AFB50T Context Sensitive Design & Solutions Task Force Business Meeting Meeting (Guests Welcome):(S)- Exhibit Hall B, Tuesday (1/24), 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • # 545 - 2005 AASHTO Awards for Context-Sensitive Solutions Best Practices
    (S) - Regency Ballroom, Tuesday (1/24), 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM
  • # 687 - Efforts Contributing to Institutionalization of Flexibility in Design & CSS
    (M)- Salon 3, Wednesday (1/25), 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • # 737 - Land Use and Context-Sensitive Transportation Design
    (H)- Military, Wednesday (1/25), 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Key: (Session #, Title, Hotel (Marriott(M), Hilton(H), Shoreham(S)), Room, Time)

For more information, go to or check the CSS Events Calendar. Thanks to Scott Bradley, AFB50T Chair, for supplying this list.

State Updates

We are in the process of updating the State Profiles section of the website, which highlights each state's CSS activities. We will be in touch with CSS contacts at each state this month to get updated information. If you would like to contact us directly to help with this effort, please email or call Nick Grossman at (212) 620-5660 x316.

Resources for CSS Champions - help spread the word

Many of you have expressed interest in including a slide about the CSS website in your powerpoint presentations. We have created at new page on the site, "Resources for CSS Champions," from where you can download these and other materials. Let us know if you find these useful. Thanks!

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