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Weekly Briefs for the Week of June 9, 2014

The Economic and Societal Impact Of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2010 – This report examines the economic, societal and other costs resulting from motor vehicle crashes. It places in perspective the economic losses and societal harm that result from these crashes, and provides information to government and private sector officials for use in structuring programs to […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of June 2, 2014

Public Transit: Length of Development Process, Cost Estimates, and Ridership Forecasts for Capital-Investment Grant Projects – This report describes (1) the length of the development process across New Starts, Small Starts, and Very Small Starts projects and the factors affecting the length, (2) capital cost-estimate changes throughout this process, and the factors contributing to the […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of May 26, 2014

NHTSA Reports Motorcycle Helmet Use in 2013 – This research note summarizes the results of the National Occupant Protection Use Survey on motorcycle helmet use. Traffic Safety Facts: Pedestrians – This fact sheet analyzes pedestrian injuries and fatalities in 2013 by age, gender, time and alcohol involvement. Traffic Safety Facts: Young Drivers – This fact […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of May 19, 2014

Understanding Older Drivers: An Examination of Medical Conditions, Medication Use, and Travel Behavior – This study examines the relationships between a wide variety of medical problems and medications on the one hand, and the driving behavior and mobility of older people on the other. It focuses on creating baseline information on older driver behavior, medication […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of May 12, 2014

Rethinking Streets: An Evidence-Based Guide to 25 Complete Street Transformations (Sign-in Required) – This book documents the redesign of 25 streets across the United States and some of the effects the redesign had on traffic, safety, and economic measures. Beyond Shovel-Ready: The Extent and Impact of U.S. Infrastructure Jobs – This report explores where infrastructure […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of May 5, 2014

Transportation and Habitat Conservation Plans: Improving Planning and Project Delivery While Preserving Endangered Species – This report explores the accelerating trend toward area-wide habitat conservation plans and their relevance to transportation projects at the local and state levels. Child Passenger Deaths Involving Alcohol-Impaired Drivers – This paper analyzes child passenger deaths in alcohol-impaired driving crashes […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of April 28, 2014

Florida and the Surging Sea: A vulnerability assessment with projections for sea level rise and coastal flood risk – This report analyzes storm surge risk, and integrates it with projected sea levels, to develop projections of overall local flood risk by decade. Reports for other coastal states can be located at Megaregions Freight Movement […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of April 21, 2014

Managing Uncertainty and Risk in Travel Forecasting – This paper describes the uncertainties and risks associated with travel forecasts and suggests methods for their management. Roundabouts and Access Management – This study reviews state and national guidance on roundabouts and access management and conducts empirical research on the safety and operation of roundabouts in Florida. […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of April 14, 2014

Infrastructure 2014: Shaping the Competitive City – This report assesses the role of infrastructure in supporting and attracting metropolitan real estate investment and supporting urban prosperity, and identifies key infrastructure investment priorities and bottlenecks. Alternative Solutions for Fossil Fuels for the Road System (Sign-in Required)- This report looks at the technologies available to generate energy […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of April 7, 2014

A Performance-Based Approach to Addressing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Transportation Planning – This publication discusses key approaches for integrating GHG emissions into a performance-based planning and programming approach, considerations for selecting an appropriate GHG performance measure, and using GHG performance measures to support investment choices and to enhance decision-making. The handbook is a resource for […]
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