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INVEST Curriculum

Free, Flexible Materials to Teach Tomorrow’s Professionals About Sustainable Transportation Practices

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has developed a semester-long curriculum to help students and professionals understand and apply its Infrastructure Voluntary Evaluation Sustainability Tool (INVEST). The free flexible tool helps practitioners, planners, engineers, and other professionals assess the sustainability of transportation plans, programs, and projects.


Provide Tomorrow's Workforce With a Pathway to Sustainability

The INVEST curriculum introduces students to sustainability and centers on key concepts, indicators, and performance measures. By focusing on current trends, challenges, and opportunities in transportation, the INVEST curriculum adds instant value to your existing program and helps you attract the next generation of students. The comprehensive curriculum can also be used in teaching practitioners and other professionals about sustainability in transportation. 

Lectures cover sustainable practices in transportation planning, project development, operations, and maintenance. Use the entire INVEST curriculum or customize course materials for your lectures:

  • Course syllabus
  • Lecture plan and slides
  • Articles and case studies
  • Quizzes and tests
  • A real-world application using INVEST
  • Sample assignments
  • Introductory videos on INVEST and sustainable transportation


Contact Us

Rely on FHWA resources and assistance to help you implement the course into your current program.

If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, contact the INVEST team.