Livability

Lessons from the Green Lanes: Evaluating Protected Bike Lanes in the U.S. (National Institute for Transportation and Communities, 2014)

This report presents finding from research evaluating U.S. protected bicycle lanes (cycle tracks) in terms of their use, perception, benefits, and impacts. The research examines protected bicycle lanes in five cities using video, surveys of intercepted bicyclists and nearby residents, and count

Statewide Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities (Volpe Center, 2014)

This report, the second in a series from FHWA, presents insights and a flexible model for state DOTs that choose to integrate public health considerations into their transportation planning and decision-making. The study tests and adapts the project team’s “holistic” approach to health in

Characteristics of Premium Transit Services that Affect Choice of Mode (TRB, 2014)

This report explores the full range of determinants for transit travel behavior and offers solutions to those seeking to represent and distinguish transit characteristics in travel forecasting models. It includes appendices that present detailed research results including a state-of-the-practice

Advancing Transportation and Health (National Center for Safe Routes to School, 2013)

Safe transportation and the health benefits of active travel are at the core of the Federal Safe Routes to School Program. This report reflects the approaches that the SRTS Program has used to advance transportation and health. It documents what was examined by the National Center for Safe

A Performance-Based Approach to Addressing Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Transportation Planning (FHWA, 2014)

This publication from FHWA is a handbook designed to be a resource for State DOTs and MPOs engaged in performance-based planning and programming to integrate greenhouse gas performance measures into transportation decision making. It discusses key approaches for integrating GHG emissions into a

Repair Priorities 2014 (Smart Growth America and Taxpayers for Common Sense, 2014)

How much would your state need to repair its roads? Most likely the answer to that question is “a lot.” In some cases, state DOTs could spend their entire annual budget on repair and maintenance and still have work left to do. So why are many states making the problem even worse by

APTA 2013 Ridership Report (American Public Transportation Association, 2014)

In 2013 Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation, which is the highest annual public transit ridership number in 57 years, according to a report released today by the American Public Transportation Association. This was the eighth year in a row that more than 10 billion trips

Lifting the Veil on Bicycle & Pedestrian Spending (Advocacy Advance, 2014)

This report, from Advocacy Advance, a partnership of the Alliance for Biking and Walking and the League of American Bicyclists, benchmarked planned bicycling and walking project spending in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program and breaks down how state Departments of Transportation

Effectiveness of a Safe Routes to School Program in Preventing School-Aged Pedestrian Injury (DiMaggio and Li, PEDIATRICS, 2014)

This study provides important evidence to support the effectiveness of Safe Routes to School programs in New York City. The program is intended to “improve safety on walking and bicycling routes to school and to encourage children and families to travel between home and school using these

Civil rights guidance and equity analysis methods for regional transportation plans: a critical review of literature and practice (Journal of Transportation Geography, 2013)

Metropolitan planning organizations typically undertake an analysis of regional transportation plan equity to comply with federal anti-discrimination law, most prominently Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In this critical review, the authors examine the law, regulatory guidance, academic