This knowledge explores initiatives undertaken by transit agencies across the country to improve diversity and inclusion within the industry. The report documents how these programs have evolved over the last 20 years and how they have been successful. In addition to the research report, this document also includes a toolkit and guidance for implementing diversity programs as well as a series of additional resources.
TPM Webinar 13 - GHG & Environmental Measures | Guide/Manual, Research Report, Webinar/VideoEmissions, Environment
TPM Webinar 13 - Greenhouse Gas & Environmental Measures | VideoWebinar/Video
GHG NPRM Comment Template | DocumentTemplateEmissions, Environment, System Performance
On July 7, 2022 FHWA announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This document provides a template for commenting on the NPRM.
Multi-State Letter of Support – GHG NPRM | Marketing/CommunicationsEmissions, Environment
A letter expressing support and encouragement for the GHG performance standard signed by state transportation agency executives from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington State, Vermont, and the District of Columbia.
2022 GHG NPRM Schedule | DocumentFlyer/HandoutEmissions, Environment, System Performance
On July 7, 2022 FHWA announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This document presents a schedule for the 90-day commenting period for the NPRM.
GHG NPRM Overview Presentation | PresentationEmissions, Environment
On July 7, 2022 FHWA announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for states and municipalities to track and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This presentation provides an overview of the proposed rulemaking.
NCHRP Synthesis 584: Visualization of Highway Performance Measures | Research ReportSystem Performance
This 2022 synthesis presents examples of transportation agencies' current visualization practices related to highway performance measures. In addition to the published synthesis, a compendium of examples is also available as a separate downloadable file at: https://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/nchrp/nchrp_syn_584Presentation.pptx
Electric Vehicle Myths | ArticleEmissions, Environment
This article, published by the Environmental Protection Agency, answers questions surrounding six common myths about electric vehicles. It provides straightforward answers and offers up additional resources for further investigation. The six myths are:
- Myth #1: Electric vehicles are worse for the climate than gasoline cars because of the power plant emissions.
- Myth #2: Electric vehicles don’t have enough range to handle daily travel demands.
- Myth #3: Electric vehicles only come as sedans.
- Myth #4: There is nowhere to charge.
- Myth #5: Electric vehicles are worse for the climate than gasoline cars because of battery manufacturing.
- Myth #6: Electric vehicles are not as safe as comparable gasoline vehicles.
This policy brief describes the GHG Mitigation Measures Policy Directive adopted by the Transportation Commission for Colorado DOT in May 2022. The policy establishes ongoing processes for measuring, validating, and reporting GHG mitigation measures as set out in a December 2021 standard.
TPM Newsletter – Spring 2022 | Marketing/CommunicationsOrganizational Management, Resilience, System Performance
The Spring 2022 issue is focused on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and features the following articles and content:
- Implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law within Transportation Agencies
- Welcome from the AASHTO CPBM Chair
- Gearing up to Invest in Transportation Resilience
- Infrastructure Resilience in Colorado
- AASHTO Supporting States on Implementation of IIJA/BIL
- NCHRP Proposal to Develop a Highway Asset Risk and Resilience Manual
- TPM Q&A with Steve Gaj
- Steve Gaj Memories and Tributes
- Featured Transportation Research
- Save the Date
- Get Involved in a CPBM Subcommittee or Work Group
This research collected insights from over 100 metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) through a literature review, surveys, roundtables, and information forums. The guide presents these insights as strategies for MPO organizational success and key research findings to overcome the many challenges facing MPOs today.
Implementation of the AASHTO Guide for Enterprise Risk Management | Research Report
This report presents pilots with three different agencies as they applied the strategies and practices identified in the AASHTO Guide for Enterprise Risk Management and smaller case studies from several more agencies. Many agencies mitigate risk on a daily basis without realizing or formalizing the process. This study seeks to raise awareness for systematic risk management across the agency including a risk community of practice, peer exchanges, webinars, and outreach. Checkout the report to learn more about the process of risk management and how it helped out these agencies. Alongside the report, the researchers also produced a presentation, a risk assessment tool, a budget template and a webinar video, all available from the external link.