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October 2016

  1. Performance Dashboards and Scorecards
  2. Safety, Mobility, Congestion
  3. Asset Management
  4. Events, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars
  5. Performance Measures & Reports
  6. Research, Technical Reports, Guides
  7. Planning

1. Performance Dashboards and Scorecards

2. Safety, Mobility, Congestion

  • State of Missouri Highway Safety & Performance Plan
    Missouri DOT - 10/09/2016
    Through extensive data analysis, current research findings, and best practices, strategies were identified that must be implemented in order to make significant progress toward reaching the projected goal of 700 or fewer fatalities by 2016.

  • Safety Performance Management
    FHWA, Safety - 10/09/2016
    New fact sheets and supplemental materials. Safety Performance Management (Safety PM) is part of the overall Transportation Performance Management (TPM) program, which FHWA defines as a strategic approach that uses system information to make investment and policy decision to achieve national performance goals. The Safety PM Final Rule supports the HSIP, as it establishes safety performance measure requirements for the purpose of carrying out the HSIP and to assess fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.

  • U.S. DOT, National Safety Council launch 'Road to Zero' Coalition to end roadway fatalities
    Roadtraffic-technology.com - 10/09/2016
    The Road to Zero Coalition will initially focus on promoting proven lifesaving strategies, such as improving seat belt use, installing rumble strips, truck safety, behavior change campaigns and data-driven enforcement. Additionally, the coalition will then lead the development of a new scenario-based vision on how to achieve zero traffic deaths based on evidence-based strategies and a systematic approach to eliminating risks.

  • Traffic Safety Facts
    NHTSA's National Center for Statistics and Analysis - 10/09/2016
    Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities for the First Half (Jan-Jun) of 2016

  • Montana Highway Safety Plan for Federal Fiscal Year 2017
    MDT
    - 10/09/2016
    During Fiscal Year 2017, the Montana State Highway Traffic Safety Section will continue to analyze crash data to develop and implement performance measures that will assist in meeting established goals.

  • Next Generation Concrete Surface Improves Safety
    Public Works - 10/09/2016
    North Dakota DOT Improves Safety and Rideability Utilizing the Next Generation Concrete Surface

  • 2015 Urban Congestion Trends: Communicating Improved Operations with Big Data
    FHWA, Office of Operations - 10/09/2016
    Report provides the current state of congestion and reliability in the largest urban areas in the United States. This report also highlights relevant successful operational strategies and performance management approaches implemented by state and local transportation agencies.

3. Asset Management

4. Events, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars

  • TRB Webinar: Environmental Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation
    TRB
    - 10/09/2016
    TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 809: Environmental Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation. This webinar will identify potential environmental performance measures that can be integrated into a transportation agency's performance management program. The presenters will discuss an approach for adding environmental performance considerations to the performance topics that state departments of transportation (DOTs) routinely monitor.

  • Free Webinar: Safety Performance Measures & Serious Injury Reporting Requirement Webinar
    FHWA Office of Safety & Office of Transportation Performance Management - 10/09/2016
    Wed, November 2, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • TRB 96th Annual Meeting
    TRB - 10/09/2016
    January 8-12, 2017 Washington DC | Register online by November 30 to take advantage of lower fees and to obtain a hotel guest room. Registration is required to secure a guest room within the TRB Hotel Block.

  • Webinar: Talking Freight October 2016
    FHWA Freight Office and FHWA Planning Office - 10/09/2016
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 1:00: PM EDT - 2:30: PM EDT | This webinar, which is a joint webinar between the FHWA Freight Office and FHWA Planning Office and part of the Planning Office's Regional Models of Cooperation initiative, will focus on different types of regional collaboration in freight planning.

  • 2016 AMPO Annual Conference
    AMPO - 10/09/2016
    October 25-28, 2016, The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel | Don't miss the TPM workshop on the Agenda set for October 25th

4. Performance Measures & Reports

6. Research, Technical Reports, Guides

  • Will Drones Transform Bridge Inspection
    Commercial UAV News - 10/09/2016
    Drones have been heralded as the next big thing in bridge inspection.

  • WORK ZONE SAFETY- HOW TO MAKE CONSTRUCTION SITES SAFER
    Crossroads, Minnesota Transportation Research Blog - 10/09/2016
    A roundup of of work zone safety projects under way or recently completed by MnDOT and the Minnesota Local Road Research board (lrrb)

  • 2016 Sweet Sixteen High Value Research Projects
    AASHTO - 10/09/2016
    Every January, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Value of Research Task Force solicits states to select recently completed “High Value Research� (HVR) projects for submission as examples of “Transportation Excellence Through Research.� Projects are submitted to the Value of Research Task Force by the end of March. The RAC then publishes an annual compilation of all HVR projects in a document entitled Research Impacts: Better-Faster-Cheaper.

  • Putting Research into Practice: Sinusoidal Centerline Rumble Strips Perform Better Than MnDOT's Current Design
    MnDOT - 10/09/2016
    In field tests of sinusoidal centerline rumble strips, all four designs tested produced less exterior noise than the current design, but enough interior noise to alert drivers if they drift outside their lanes. The design that produced the most noise inside a pickup truck was recommended for implementation.

  • Use of Narrow Lanes and Narrow Shoulders on Freeways: a Primer on Experiences, Current Practice, and Implementation Considerations
    FHWA
    - 10/09/2016
    The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a primer that provides information to policy makers, transportation agency managers, designers and operators on the use of narrow lanes and narrow shoulders to improve capacity within an existing roadway footprint.

  • Transportation Infrastructure Flooding: Sensing Water Levels and Rerouting Traffic Out of Danger
    MATS UTC - 10/09/2016
    The current research project seeks to protect drivers who are on the road as flooding occurs and those who have not yet entered a particular road and must be re-routed. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach (hydrology, regional climate and precipitation forecasting, and transportation engineering), the project is using modeling and simulation to identify patterns of tidal levels and rainfall intensities and durations that cause flooding, using the data to forecast periods when roadways may be flooded.

  • APPLES TO APPLES: MEASURING THE PERFORMANCE OF TRANSIT AND ROADWAYS EQUIVALENTLY
    TRB - 10/09/2016
    This paper proposes a methodology to assess transit performance using travel time and travel time reliability similarly to highway performance measurement.

  • Long-Term Pavement Performance Program - Pavement Performance Measures and Forecasting and the Effects of Maintenance and Rehabilitation Strategy on Treatment Effectiveness
    FHWA - 10/09/2016
    The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a tech brief that presents the methodologies and procedures used to analyze the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) data to develop and implement pavement performance measures and to analyze treatment effectiveness.

  • FHWA Guidance: Initial State Performance Report
    FHWA
    - 10/09/2016
    Title 23 U.S.C. 150(e) requires State DOTs to submit reports on performance targets and progress in achieving established targets to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) not later than October 1, 2016. The FHWA recognizes that reporting State Department of Transportation (DOT) targets by October 1, 2016, is not feasible since the first performance measures final rule requiring this report will not be effective by October 1, 2016. The FHWA also recognizes that since the second and third performance measures rules will not be effective prior to October 1, 2016, State DOTs will not have a full year to establish their targets. As a result, FHWA is issuing this guidance to assist State DOTs with meeting the statutory requirement.

7. Planning

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Updated: 10/12/2016
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