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December 2015

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

1. Performance Dashboards & Scorecards

  • City of Spokane Dashboard: Spokane Performs
    City of Spokane - 12/11/2015
    The Performance Measure program incorporates the concepts of the City's mission and budget philosophies. Performance measures are reviewed and published quarterly. The goal is to improve the results, effectiveness, and overall quality of programs and services to align with and exceed citizen expectations.

  • UDOT Dashboard and Strategic Direction (.pdf, 12 mb)
    UDOT - 12/11/2015

2. Safety & Mobility

  • Washington State 2015 Corridor Capacity Report (.pdf, 9 mb)
    WSDOT - 12/11/2015
    The Corridor Capacity Report uses a two year comparison for multimodal system performance to identify trends over a longer time period. Between 2012 and 2014, there was significant percent change in some indicators such as corridor-specific delay. There are many variables that impact these trends - such as a stronger economy - that should be considered in the local context of each corridor. For example, from 2012 to 2014 the I-5 corridor in the south Puget Sound region saw an increase in vehicle hours of delay from 473,500 to 939,500 hours. Similarly, travel times from Federal Way to Tacoma increased by nine minutes while other south Puget Sound commute routes showed less variation.

    American Highway Users Alliance - 12/11/2015
    A new study released by the American Highway Users Alliance identifies America's 50 worst bottlenecks and finds that the very worst bottleneck, as measured by hours of delay, is in Chicago, IL. Los Angeles, CA owns the next six of the top 10.

  • Unbuckled in Back: An Overlooked Issue in Highway Safety (.pdf, 2 mb)
    Governors Highway Safety Association - 12/11/2015
    The Governors Highway Safety Association has released a report that examines rear seat belt use rates, state laws and enforcement, and public education efforts. In addition, it makes recommendations for states to help boost rear seat belt use through programs and policies.

  • Safety Data and Analysis Noteworthy Practices
    FHWA - 12/11/2015
    State and local highway agencies are implementing new approaches to improve the quality of their roadway safety data systems. These practices describe how State and local agencies are implementing innovative approaches to address their safety data and analysis needs.

3. Transportation Planning

    AASHTO - 12/11/2015
    With one click, the SHRP2 planning tools website provides transportation professionals with three key planning and analysis tools: PlanWorks (C01), TravelWorks (C16), and EconWorks (C03 and C11). These tools - which originated from SHRP2 Capacity focus area research - will help transportation planners create better collaborative processes; produce improved modeling and transportation analysis; and introduce economic benefit analysis into early project decision making.

4. Performance Measures & Reports

  • Des Moines Performance Measures Progress Report (.pdf, 9 kb)
    Des Moines Area MPO - 12/11/2015
    One year into Mobilizing Tomorrow, new data has been gathered to highlight how the region has performed in achieving the four goals set out.

  • Idaho 2015 Annual Performance report (.pdf, 17 mb)
    ITD - 12/11/2015
    The four-page annual report includes information about Idaho's current transportation demographics and infrastructure, department accomplishments and performance measures, innovative business practices and financial information. Also included is discussion of new revenue provided by the Idaho Legislature and how that money is being used.

  • The Red Book: Synchronizing Environmental Review for Transportation and other Infrastucture Projects
    FHWA - 12/11/2015
    To further strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of the environmental review process, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers led a process with a number of Federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation and the U.S. Coast Guard, to update the "how-to" handbook

  • The Gray Notebook (.pdf, 9 mb)
    WSDOT - 12/11/2015
    WSDOT's quarterly performance report on transportation systems, programs, and department management | Quarter ending September 30, 2015 • Published November 2015

  • Examples of Performance Measurement Programs
    FHWA, Office of Operations - 12/11/2015
    Local/Regional Performance Measurement | Selected Examples of State DOT Performance Measurement | National Performance Reports | FHWA Performance Measures Efforts

5. Asset Management

  • IowaDOT Video -Transportation Asset Management: Defined
    IOWADOT - 12/11/2015
    Asset management is a new way of making decisions for the Iowa Department of Transportation and can be a complicated concept to grasp.

  • SDOT 2015 Asset Management Status and Condition Report
    SDOT - 12/11/2015
    This is the third edition of the Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) Asset Status and Condition Report. The Asset Management program developed the initial two editions in 2007 and 2010, respectively. The report acts as a reference guide for SDOT's transportation infrastructure assets. Asset data is utilized to provide a baseline in prioritizing Asset Management efforts in the Department; for business process improvements; and management decisions on the operation, maintenance, and preservation or replacement of SDOT-owned and maintained infrastructure.

6. Events, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars

  • 2016 TRB Annual Meeting
    TRB - 12/11/2015
    January 10-14,2016 | Washington, DC |The full 2016 program is available online now via the Interactive Program. You can view the events chronologically, or search just for those with a specific subject category or key word.Register Online

  • NHI Course: Designing for Pedestrian Safety
    NHI - 12/11/2015
    The Designing for Pedestrian Safety course is intended to help state and local transportation engineering professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions. The training course includes a field exercise in the application of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies.

7. Research, Technical Reports, Guides

  • Emergency Exit Signs and Marking Systems for Highway Tunnels (.pdf, 2 mb)
    TRB - 12/11/2015
    TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Web-Only Document 216: Emergency Exit Signs and Marking Systems for Highway Tunnels focused on determining effective messages for encouraging drivers to leave their vehicles and evacuate a tunnel on foot; determining sign and marking formats that most effectively lead people to emergency tunnel exits; and determining the most visible sign and marking materials and technologies for use in highway tunnel environments

  • Recordings: Performance Measures for the Marine Transportation System
    TRB - 12/11/2015
    TRB recorded presentations in November 2015 about ongoing research in the area of marine transportation system performance measures currently being carried out through the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System and its multiple federal partners. Multiple federal data sources have been brought together in order to provide a foundation for this work and to develop the first version of a website devoted to this topic. Presenters' email addresses are included for viewers who have questions about the presentations. The videos are available on-demand at no cost.

  • Performance Evaluation of Snow and Ice Plows
    Illinois Center for Transportation - 12/11/2015
    The University of Illinois Center for Transportation has released a report that considers best practices in snow and ice plowing operations including development of a plow and blade performance evaluation procedure and instrumentation of a snow plow.

  • Developing a Natural Gas-Powered Bus Rapid Transit Service: A Case Study (.pdf, 800 kb)
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory - 12/11/2015
    The U.S. Department of Energy has released a report that examines a transit authority's use of compressed natural gas for its new bus rapid transit program, including effects on the environment, the operation of buses, cost comparisons, and public perceptions.

  • Research Pays Off: Pavement Recycling - An Effective Reuse of Resources (.pdf, 6 mb)
    TRB - 12/11/2015
    The latest edition of Research Pays Off examines how the Virginia Department of Transportation addressed highway pavement deterioration using recycled materials. The techniques involved a series of processes to reuse materials from the asphalt pavement during rehabilitation or reconstruction. The benefits included reductions in the consumption of raw materials, in the greenhouse gas emissions, and in the costs of preservation, maintenance, and rehabilitation.

  • SHRP2 Research Solutions in the Field
    FHWA - 12/11/2015
    SHRP2 Research Solutions in the FieldState DOTs, transportation agencies, and other advocates are testing, implementing, and talking about SHRP2 Solutions across the country.

8. Opportunities

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