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Weekly Briefs for the Week of December 16, 2013

Subways, Strikes, and Slowdowns: The Impacts of Public Transit on Traffic Congestion – This report analyzes traffic conditions during the strike of Los Angeles’ transit employees to understand how transit actually affects congestion experienced by drivers. A Multivariate Analysis of Crash and Naturalistic Driving Data in Relation to Highway Factors – The research presented in […]
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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 Required) – […]
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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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