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Article Icon 2010 Urban Mobility Study

2010 Annual Urban Mobility Report

The 2010 Urban Mobility Report builds on previous Urban Mobility Reports with an improved methodology and expanded coverage of the nations urban congestion problem and solutions. The links below provide information... more

December 2010 info tab icon
Book Icon A Citizen’s Guide to Better Streets: How to Engage Your Transportation Agency

This guidebook was developed by Gary Toth and Project for Public Spaces, in partnership with AARP, as a primer to help citizens interact collaboratively with their local or state department of transportation. With the core principles of Placemaking... more

Project for Public Spaces (PPS), 2008 info tab icon
Article Icon Beartooth Highway, Wyoming
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Montana Department of Transportation is leading an effort to reconstruct segments of the Beartooth Highway, or U.S. 212, in northern... more
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Article Icon Broad Street Roundabout Position Paper
The paper describes the circumstances supporting the final decisions for design and construction of a roundabout on Broad Street in Nashua, New Hampshire. It also describes operational conditions that have been recorded since completion of the... more
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Article Icon Bus and Rail Transit Preferential Treatments in Mixed Traffic

This synthesis provides a review of the application of a number of different transit preferential treatments in mixed traffic and offers insights into the decision-making process that can be applied in deciding which preferential treatment might be... more

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Excerpt Icon Creating and Implementing a CSS Measurement Program
A comprehensive CSS measurement program should be a program that draws on process and outcome measures, and includes both a project-level and an organization-level focus may include a considerable number of measures.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Document 69: Performance Measures for Context Sensitive Solutions - A Guidebook for State DOTs,October 2004
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Excerpt Icon CSS Measurement Program Framework
A CSS performance measurement framework boils down to finding the right balance across two simple parameters, 1) measurement of project-level versus organization-wide factors, and 2) measurement of processes versus outcomes.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Document 69: Performance Measures for Context Sensitive Solutions - A Guidebook for State DOTs,October 2004
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Article Icon CSS National Dialog Final Report

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) at North Carolina State University recently completed a project to initiate a national dialog about Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS). The project... more

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Article Icon Evaluation of Lane Reduction - “Road Diet” Measures on Crashes
This Highway Safety Information System (HSIS) summary replaces an earlier one, Evaluation of Lane Reduction Road Diet Measures and Their Effects on Crashes and Injuries (FHWA-HRT-04-082), describing an evaluation of road diet treatments in Washington... more
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Book Icon Great Corridors, Great Communities: The Quiet Revolution in Transportation Planning
This publication describes a holistic corridor management approach that is transforming the transportation planning process into one that respects and enhances our natural and human environments by considering multiples modes of transportation,... more
Project for Public Spaces (PPS), 2008 info tab icon
Article Icon Improving Public Outreach For Transportation Projects By Use Of Citizen Coalitions

This research gathered information on emerging and existing citizen coalitions, their environmental and social expertise, and how their strategies and perspectives could lead to new and different ways of approaching outreach to traditional and... more

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Article Icon Integrating Context Sensitive Solutions into Transportation Practice
This Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) Integration Guide offers technical guidance to executives and practitioners in State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) FLH (Federal Lands Highways), tribes and regional and local agencies seeking to integrate... more
June 30, 2009 info tab icon
Article Icon Integration of Context Sensitive Solutions in the Transportation Planning Process
Although this project represents an initial foray into drawing connections between CSS and transportation planning, the review of current planning agency practices found that the ideas that lie behind CSS and the attitudes needed for CSS work are not... more
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Article Icon NCHRP Document 69: Performance Measures for Context Sensitive Solutions - A Guidebook for State DOTs
Around the country, groups of stakeholders ranging from local elected officials to citizen activists and interest groups are working hand-in-hand with transportation agencies to create projects that incorporate community values and are safe,... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB), October 2004 info tab icon
Article Icon NCHRP Document 69: Performance Measures for Context Sensitive Solutions - A Guidebook for State DOTs
Around the country, groups of stakeholders ranging from local elected officials to citizen activists and interest groups are working hand-in-hand with transportation agencies to create projects that incorporate community values and are safe,... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB), October 2004 info tab icon
Policy Icon NYC DOT Street Design Manual
The New York City Street Design Manual is the culmination of the greater attention and creativity our Administration is bringing to its streetscape. It further expands our catalogue of street design features and allows for a new set of pre-approved... more
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Excerpt Icon Organization-Wide Measures
For many DOTs, performance in program-wide areas of vital importance, such as system preservation or safety, is routinely measured using organization-wide performance measures based on data collected across the agency.
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Document 69: Performance Measures for Context Sensitive Solutions - A Guidebook for State DOTs,October 2004
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Excerpt Icon Project-Level Measures
The CSS principles mentioned earlier, after all, have their roots in the delivery of individual projects. Furthermore, measurement can initially be piloted on a small subset of projects. Project-level measures provide valuable feedback to... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Document 69: Performance Measures for Context Sensitive Solutions - A Guidebook for State DOTs,October 2004
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Article Icon Tarryall Creek Road, Park County, Colorado
The Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with the Forest Service, the Colorado DOT, and Park County, Colorado, is considering the reconstruction of a portion of the Tarryall Creek Road, to the... more
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Excerpt Icon Tips for Getting Started
By now readers will understand that this guidebook advocates a rigorous CSS measurement framework that focuses on the processes and outcomes of CSS implementation, at both the project- and organizational-levels. Full realization of such a framework... more
Transportation Research Board (TRB),
from NCHRP Document 69: Performance Measures for Context Sensitive Solutions - A Guidebook for State DOTs,October 2004
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