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Ways 7 States are Involved with Planning

Indiana Transportation Planners Hope to Fill Region’s Gaps

  • The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will study the feasibility of filling 22 gaps in regional transportation routes that hinder the flow of traffic.
  • Behind New Orleans, streets in Hampton Roads are the most vulnerable in the nation to sea level rise, according to a local study.
  • Expected declines in fuel tax revenue at the state and federal levels have motivated [the] Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) to explore mileage-based user fees, or road usage charges (RUC) as a possible funding source to ensure the future provision of the safe and efficient roadways that the public relies on.
PLANNING
  • Arizona Department of Transportation is placing a big weight on the shoulders of Mike Kies, the agency’s director of transportation planning. He has to find a solution to moving traffic that the state can afford.
  • Scores of local politicians, city planners, transportation officials and development professionals gathered at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday to engage with one-another on a topic central to sustainable development — transportation in cities.
FUNDING
  • A special panel appointed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called Friday for installing tolls and raising taxes in order to pay for Malloy’s 30-year, $100 billion transportation program.
  • California’s system to pay for road work is “in crisis” because the gas tax can no longer provide enough money to meet mounting needs, the state Transportation Commission’s executive director said during a forum in Riverside on Thursday, Jan. 14.
ROADWAYS
  • When it comes to the fast-moving field of traffic management technology, there is something of a bubble between what is known — data — and what is unknown.
TRANSIT
  • It may seem strange, but sometimes transit planners wish the software they use to plan bus routes worked a little more like video games. That may be starting to happen.
  • If Kelley Dalton, one of the two drivers for the city of Maricopa’s public transportation system, doesn’t see passengers waiting at the designated, but unmarked, bus stop, she drives on to the next.
REPORTS & RESEARCH
  • Automated vehicles (AV) offer a unique opportunity to improve the safety and efficiency of the transportation system and enhance the mobility of aging and transportation disadvantaged populations simultaneously.

A Sustainability Planning Guide for Healthy Communities

  • The Sustainability Planning Guide is a synthesis of science- and practice-based evidence designed to help coalitions, public health professionals, and other community stakeholders develop, implement, and evaluate a successful sustainability plan.