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Weekly Briefs for the Week of December 9, 2013

Transportation in Transition: A Look at Changing Travel Patterns in America’s Biggest Cities — This report looks at travel trends in America’s largest urbanized areas, the Census-defined high-density areas that are the nation’s largest population centers and hold out-sized importance for the nation’s transportation and planning decisions. Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises (Login […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of December 2, 2013

Smart Growth and Economic Success: The Business Case – This report discusses how locations with housing and transportation options, a mix of uses close together, and a high quality of life can improve environmental outcomes while providing economic advantages for businesses. Driving Down Diesel Emissions — This article assesses the contribution of diesel engines to […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of November 25, 2013

FDOT Reports Impact of Transportation: Transportation and the Environment – This report covers energy, air quality, ecology, water and wetlands, noise, and the human environment impacts of transportation. Commuting Trends in Florida — Based on the 2012 American Community Survey data, this special report highlights commuting trends in Florida and the United States. NHTS Brief: […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of November 18, 2013

Opportunities on the State Highway System to Generate Revenue or Offset Expenditures for the State of Florida – This study evaluates ROW value extraction projects to determine the effectiveness of revenue-generating mechanisms, focusing on barriers and opportunities. GAO Reports Intelligent Transportation Systems: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technologies Expected to Offer Safety Benefits, but a Variety of Deployment Challenges […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of October 21, 2013

Multimodal Travel and the Poor: Evidence from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey – This report examines the extent to which individuals engage in multimodal travel and determines whether low-income individuals use multiple modes of travel more than higher income individuals, controlling for other factors, based on the 2009 National Household Travel Summary. Brookings Institution […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of October 14, 2013

Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis – This report assesses the physical aspects of climate change with a focus on those elements that are relevant to understand past, document current, and project future climate change. TCRP Reports Building a Sustainable Workforce in the Public Transportation Industry — A Systems Approach – This guidebook addresses […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of October 7, 2013

Commuting in America 2013 – This series of reports describes travelers and their commutes to work, using census data to describe the emerging patterns of commuting. Bumpy Roads Ahead: America’s Roughest Rides and Strategies to Make our Roads Smoother – This report examines the condition of the nation’s major urban roads, including pavement condition data […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of September 30, 2013

Public Transit: Transit Agencies’ Use of Contracting to Provide Service – This report, through a survey of public transit agencies, identifies the extent that these agencies contract operations and reasons why agencies decide to do so; methods used to select and oversee contracted services; and potential benefits, challenges, and disadvantages of contracting out public transit […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of September 23, 2013

Aging Road User, Bicyclist, and Pedestrian Safety: Human Factors Studies Phase 3, Effective Bicycling Signs and Preventing Left-turn Crashes – This study examines how drivers’ and cyclists’ perceive and interact with several safety countermeasures to gain understanding and help support FDOT’s aging road-user program, “Safety Mobility for Life”. Analysis of Passenger Vehicle Driver Restraint Use […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of September 16, 2013

Traffic Safety Facts 2011: A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Crash Data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the General Estimates System – This report presents descriptive statistics about traffic crashes of all severities, from those that result in property damage to those that result in the loss of human life. GAO Reports Interstate Compacts: […]
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