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Report of Minnesota’s Mileage-Based User Fee Policy Task Force (Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2011)

Over a period of six months, the Task Force, appointed by Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Tom Sorel, discussed and evaluated the overall MBUF concept and related issues, determined benefits and concerns, considered potential system design options and preferences and formulated

Moving Forward on Public Private Partnerships: U.S. and International Experience with PPP Units (Brookings Institution, 2011)

This report examines how states can create Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and still avoid the pitfalls of these often complex financial contracts. Download the full report.

Understanding Transit Ridership Demand for a Multi-Destination, Multimodal Transit Network in an American Metropolitan Area: Lessons for Increasing Choice Ridership While Maintaining Transit Dependent Ridership (Mineta Transp. Inst, 2012)

A new study of Atlanta by Mineta Transportation Institute examines the needs of riders in a multi-modal, multi-destination transit system. Recommendations could help other cities improve both efficiency and ridership of  their transit system.  Download the full report here.

Making the Case for Transit: WMATA Regional Benefits of Transit (WMATA, 2011)

A November, 2011 report from Washington, DC makes the case for why transit is important to the region, and imagines what it would look like without transit. The WMATA web site gives a brief overview, and the full technical report can be downloaded.

NCHRP Report 708: A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies (2011)

This guidebook provides state departments of transportation (DOTs) and other transportation agencies with a practical and easy-to-use approach to identify and apply sustainability-related performance measures, some number of which may already be integrated into agency business practices, to

IBM Global Commuter Pain Survey: Congestion down, complaints up

The fourth annual “Global Commuter Pain” survey report released by IBM has revealed that although global traffic congestion is lower in 2011, driver complaints have increased in the same time period. Mexico City was rated the “most painful” city for commuters while Montreal, London and

Reducing congestion – Some examples from FHWA of operational strategies

An FHWA Office of Operations report, 2010 Urban Congestion trends: Enhancing System Reliability with Operations, emphasizes the need for more effective use of innovative traffic management and operational strategies. The report details successful strategies states and communities are

Society pays more for trucking

A report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), released earlier this year, details the far greater marginal costs imposed on society from trucking than rail or waterborne shipping. These costs include public infrastructure costs (such as pavement repair) as well as external costs such as

Performance measures for freight transportation

As a prelude to a national freight report card, researchers looked at 360 potential freight performance measures. They picked 29 that looked promising. The intent was to develop “a comprehensive, objective, and consistent set of measures to gauge the performance of the freight transportation

Transportation and health: Policy interventions for safer, healthier people and communities

A newly published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Partnership for Prevention, in conjunction with Booz Allen Hamilton and the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) at UC Berkeley examines the impact of transportation policies in three critical