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Weekly Briefs for the Week of September 3, 2012

Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program: First Assessment Report – This report provides an overview and preliminary analysis of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration’s TIGGER Program. It outlines the program history, goals, and technologies being implemented. It also provides a description and current status of each project awarded in […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 27, 2012

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century: A Summary of Highway Provisions – This summary reviews the policies and programs administered by the Federal Highway Administration. Guidebook for Evaluating Fuel Purchasing Strategies for Public Transit Agencies (Login required)- This guidebook introduces the concept of fuel price risk management to public transit agencies, identifying alternative […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 20, 2012

Local Policies and Practices That Support Safe Pedestrian Environments – This report documents various tools and strategies used by municipalities to improve the safety, convenience, and accessibility of the pedestrian experience. Thinking Outside the Farebox: Creative Approaches to Financing Transit Projects – This guidebook is designed to help community leaders get from the desire to […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 13, 2012

On the Move: State Strategies for 21st Century Transportation Solutions – This report examines the changing trends reflecting recent policy developments across each of the states through four specific sections, each outlining different approaches. Advancing Technology for America’s Transportation Future – This report examines opportunities to accelerate alternative fuel prospects for passenger and freight transport […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of August 6, 2012

Transportation Energy Data Book – This data book is an assembly and display of statistics and information that characterize transportation activity, and presents data on other factors that influence transportation energy use. Estimating the Effects of Pavement Condition on Vehicle Operating Costs – This report presents models for estimating the effects of pavement condition on […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 30, 2012

Partnership for Sustainable Communities: Three Years of Helping Communities Achieve Their Visions for Growth and Prosperity – This report summarizes the activities of the Partnership among HUD, DOT, and EPA over the first three years, illustrates through case studies the collaboration among the three federal agencies and with other federal, tribal, state, regional, and local […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 23, 2012

Integrating the HSM into the Highway Project Development Process – This guide provides examples of opportunities for integrating the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual into the project development process. This includes integrating methods from the Highway Safety Manual into planning, alternatives development and analysis, design, operations, and maintenance. The guide provides a description of each of […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 16, 2012

Highway Projects: Some Federal and State Practices to Expedite Completion Show Promise – This report describes the process and factors that could affect highway project time frames, examines state DOTs’ views on the benefits and challenges of the provisions to expedite highway projects established in SAFETEA-LU, and describes additional initiatives that state DOTs and FHWA […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 9, 2012

MTI Reports Public Bike Sharing in North America: Early Operator and Use Understanding – This study evaluates public bikesharing in North America, reviewing the advances in technology and major events during its rapid expansion. Amenity or Necessity? Street Standards as Parking Policy – This paper explores the rationales underlying the use of minimum street width […]
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Weekly Briefs for the Week of July 2, 2012

Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations: Federal Coordination Efforts Could Be Further Strengthened – This report examines federal programs that may fund transportation services for the transportation disadvantaged, federal coordination efforts undertaken since 2003, and coordination at the state and local levels. What do Americans Think About Federal Tax Options to Support Public Transit, Highways, and Local Streets and […]
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