Resources

Freight Rail Funding (SSTI Snapshot, 2010)

State-funded programs to maintain or improve rail service on lines that would otherwise be abandoned or allowed to fall into disrepair, such as Kansas’ State Rail Service Improvement Fund, have grown in popularity as a way to reduce highway maintenance expenditures and spur economic

Paying Our Way: A New Framework for Transportation Finance (National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission, 2009)

Demonstrates the financial crisis that transportation agencies face, and some suggested solutions for raising revenues. View the report here.

Mn/DOT’s E-Jam (SSTI Snapshot, 2010)

Minnesota Department of Transportation’s E-magination JAM (E-JAM) web-based collaboration tool allowed Mn/DOT to harness employees’ creativity to strengthen the Department’s strategic vision. Download SSTI’s E-Jam Snapshot

Transportation’s Role in Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions (U.S. DOT, 2010)

Read the study here.

California S.B. 375 (CARB, n.d.)

CA’s S.B. 375 is the strongest state statute on reducing carbon from transportation by requiring local governments to rein in sprawl. Read more here.

Performance Measures Report for Pavements (PennDOT, 2010)

PennDOT produces performance measures reports similar to this statewide version, tailored to each MPO in the state to aid them in managing their assets. Also see PennDOT’s Performance Measures Annual Report for Bridges. Download Performance Measures Annual Report for Pavements

Performance Measures Report for Bridges (PennDOT, 2010)

PennDOT produces performance measures reports similar to this statewide version, tailored to each MPO in the state to aid them in managing their assets. Also see PennDOT’s Performance Measures Annual Report for Pavements. Download 2010 Performance Measures Annual Report for Bridges

Roadway Lighting Curfew Implementation Plan (RIDOT, 2010)

Action plan for implementing a roadway lighting curfew in Rhode Island during early morning hours, when traffic volumes are lowest, as a cost-saving measure. Download Curfew Implementation Plan

Infrastructure Master Plan Guide (DelDOT, 2009)

A concise guide to the infrastructure planning process. Download Infrastructure Guide

Smart Transportation Guidebook (PennDOT, 2008)

How-to produced by a leading smart-transportation state DOT. Find the guidebook here.