New TRB guidebook for sustainability measures released

The Transportation Research Board, in partnership with the Texas Transportation Institute, has released the  National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 708: A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies that will help transportation agencies measure sustainability efforts.

The guidebook includes:

  • Background on sustainability definitions and issues,
  • Theory on how to apply sustainability,
  • Performance measurement for sustainability, and
  • Detailed references and resource material

From the Forward:

“Describes the underlying principles of sustainability as it relates to transportation, possible goals that can be used to address those principles, and performance measures that can be used to address those goals.”

“Examples from DOTs, private industry, and Europe illustrate how sustainability can be successfully added to an agency’s extant performance measurement system.”

The author, Josias Zietsman of the Texas Transportation Institute, will be presenting on the report at the TRB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. He will have a workshop on Sunday, January 22, and a poster session on Monday, January 23.

The entire guidebook can be ordered or downloaded here.