September 27, 2023


12:00pm - 1:00pm

Contact Hours


Location Online - Course

One Hour Webinar


The Virginia LTAP, in partnership with the Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), the research leg of VDOT, invite you to join us for a one-hour lunch and learn event. This new series will showcase VTRC’s transportation innovation and research.

These monthly, one-hour events will take place at various locations across the Commonwealth from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. You may join remotely via Zoom or attend in-person. Lunch will be provided for those who attend in-person. Those attending in-person will also receive some swag.

TOPIC: Innovation in VDOT
Learn about the principles and examples of innovation at VDOT. We are an organization with a large and talented workforce that is introducing and adopting many new ideas and methods within a fast-changing industry. Innovation and creativity are no longer luxuries; they are necessary for on-point seamless operations continuity. VDOT defines innovation as “not just new devices, ideas, or methods but also a way of thinking and doing things that is consistent with VDOT’s unique culture and traditions.” The key to most successful innovations is they are not just new or different, they are better. They save people time, money, and effort. Let’s learn what principles govern innovation at VDOT, how VDOT is handling Innovation and what initiatives are amplifying the core innovation at VDOT.

VTRC is one of the nation’s leading transportation research centers and specializes in basic and applied research to support VDOT, its primary customer.  It also provides technical consulting and training of future transportation professionals through its work with the University of Virginia and other Virginia universities.  VDOT recognizes research s one of its core businesses, a rarity for a state transportation department. This means VDOT will develop and deliver a robust transportation research program that results in saving lives, saving time, and saving money.


Hari Sripathi

Hari Sripathi, P.E. is the Director for the Office of Strategic Innovations at Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). His office leads transformative programs such as Data Science, Digital Twins, and also promotes and champions innovation all across VDOT. He has 29 years of Engineering, Traffic Management, and Technology experience. After working in private sector, he joined VDOT 23 years ago and had the opportunity to lead many programs in VDOT. He has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and he is a Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia.

Who Should Attend

State, Local, and Private Transportation Engineers

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:


Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.