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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 18, 2014

Exploring Pedestrian Responsive Traffic Signal Timing Strategies In Urban Areas (Sign-in Required) – This paper describes strategies to optimize signal timing at intersections by incorporating pedestrian needs and evaluates the effects of signal timing parameters on pedestrian delay. 2000 to 2007-2009 to 2010-2012: Changes in Transit, Walk and Bike Commute Shares – This site provides […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 11, 2014

Use of Mobility Devices on Paratransit Vehicles and Buses – This report describes the current and emerging issues which limit the use of mobility devices in paratransit vehicles and buses, and includes a guidance document to assist transit systems, manufacturers, and transit users in the implementation of potential accessible design and accommodation. Traffic Safety Facts […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 4, 2014

How the Private Sector Can Improve Public Transportation Infrastructure – This paper explores the possibilities of private investments in public infrastructure by drawing on evidence based primarily on highway and aviation infrastructure services in the United States. The Effects of Transportation Corridor Features on Driver and Pedestrian Behavior and on Community Economic Vitality – This […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 28, 2014

Driver License Renewal Policies and Fatal Crash Involvement Rates of Older Drivers – This report investigates several state laws and requirements pertaining to license renewal for older drivers, with the objective of determining whether and which such policies reduce fatal crash rates, and by how much. Stuck in Traffic: Analyzing Real Time Traffic Capabilities of […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 21, 2014

Passenger Vehicle Occupant Fatalities: The Decline for Six Years in a Row From 2005 To 2011 – This report examines the decline in motor vehicle fatalities from 2005 to 2011, with the focus being on changes in passenger vehicle fatalities over that time period. Role of Regional Planning Organizations in Transportation Planning Across Boundaries – This research […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 14, 2014

Rural Connections: Challenges and Opportunities in America’s Heartland – This report looks at the condition, use and safety of the nation’s rural transportation system, particularly its roads, highways and bridges, and identifies needed improvements. State comparisons are available at Implementation of High Accuracy Radar Detectors for Traffic Safety Countermeasure Evaluation – This report evaluates […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 7, 2014

Economic Impacts of Florida’s Highway Beautification Program – This report estimates the regional economic impacts of highway beautification expenditures within Florida. Planning for Flood Recovery and Long-Term Resilience in Vermont – This report assesses local and state policies to enhance flood resilience. Effect of Light-Rail Transit on Traffic in a Travel Corridor (Sign in required) […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of June 30, 2014

Multimodal Transportation Best Practices and Model Element – This report provides guidance in developing a multimodal transportation element of a local government comprehensive plan. Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros – This report ranks the country’s top 30 metropolitan areas based on the amount of commercial development in Walkable Urban Places. […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of June 23, 2014

FDOT Reports Population Growth and Characteristics – This report summarizes Florida’s demographic features to assist in underderstanding travel demand in Florida. Transportation and Land Use – This report provides an overview of the relationship between transportation and land use and the importance of coordinating transportation and land use planning decisions. Economically Optimal Transport Prices and […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of June 16, 2014

The Highway Trust Fund and the Treatment of Surface Transportation Programs in the Federal Budget – This report describes the status of the Highway Trust Fund and options that the Congress might consider to address the imbalance between revenues and spending from the fund. Traffic Safety Facts 2012 – This report presents descriptive statistics about […]
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