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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 24, 2015

2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard – This scorecard provides a comprehensive analysis of traffic conditions in 471 urban areas across the United States. The vast amount of information makes it possible to examine problems in greater detail than before, and to identify the effect of solutions at specific locations. Driving Cessation and Health Outcomes in Older […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 17, 2015

Twenty-Four Hour Peaking Relationship to Level of Service and Other Measures of Effectiveness – The primary objective of the research was to utilize historical traffic data from permanent traffic count stations or telemetered traffic monitoring sites (TTMS) to analyze 24-hour peaking relationship to various performance measures. Assessing the Social Costs and Benefits of Regulating Carbon […]
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Weekly Briefs for August 10, 2015

Current Practices to Set and Monitor DBE Goals on Design-Build Projects and Other Alternative Project Delivery Methods – NCHRP Synthesis 481 – This study reviews and synthesizes the traditional and new methods, as well as other aspects of the Federal DBE Program as it pertains to U.S.DOT-funded alternative delivery method projects. Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s […]
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Weekly Briefs for August 3, 2015

Accessible Transit Services for All – This report presents successful strategies for providing high-quality, cost-effective, and sustainable ADA paratransit service and describes examples of inclusive service designs that can be used to effectively meet the transit needs of all riders. Cities Safer by Design – The guide provides an overview on the current conditions for […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 27, 2015

Institutionalizing Safety in Transportation Planning Processes: Techniques, Tactics, and Strategies – This report provides field-tested guidance on institutionalizing the integration of safety into transportation planning and programming processes. The guidebook also provides ways to measure the effectiveness and success of integration efforts. Income, Location Efficiency, and VMT: Affordable Housing as a Climate Strategy – This […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 20, 2015

Designed to Move: Active Cities – This guide outlines why and how cities can incorporate healthy physical activity into community design. NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts Speeding – This fact sheet provides the 2013 information on speeding-related data in fatal crashes, covering Driver Characteristics, Alcohol, Restraint Use, Environmental Characteristics, and Speeding-Related Fatalities by State. School-Transportation-Related Crashes […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 13, 2015

Policing and Security Practices for Small- and Medium-Sized Public Transit Systems – This study eexplores the current state of practice and identifies and responds to the specific challenges and issues associated with the security of small- and medium-sized transit agencies. The report follows the five stages of protection activity by providing baseline options and identifying […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 6, 2015

Pricing Freight Transport to Account for External Costs – This study examines policy options that could address the unpriced external costs of transporting freight by truck and by rail, including weight and distance charges, diesel fuel taxes, container fees, and the tire tax. Survey of State Funding for Public Transportation – Final Report 2015 (Sign-in […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of June 29, 2015

The Status of the Highway Trust Fund and Options for Paying for Highway Spending – This testimony reviews the status of the Highway Trust Fund and recommends options for paying for highway improvements and construction. Rethinking the Highway Trust Fund – This testimony provides four recommendations to guide a fundamental rethinking of the federal role […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of June 22, 2015

Brookings Institution’s Metro Freight Series The Great Port Mismatch: U.S. Goods Trade and International Transportation – This report analyzes international goods trade at ports of entry, whether land, air, or sea, basedon data from 2010, the latest year available. Metro Modes: Charting a Path for the U.S. Freight Transportation Network – This report examines how […]
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