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Welcome to the Sustainability Performance Measures User's Guide 1 Chapter 1 Welcome to the Sustainability Performance Measures User's Guide Many transportation ABOUT THIS GUIDE agencies are recognizing the Many transportation agencies are recognizing the importance of importance of sustainability--in terms of concern for the environment, sustainability--in community health and vitality, and economic development, now terms of concern for and into the future. However, these agencies often struggle to the environment, community health and apply sustainability in their core activities. This guidebook vitality, and economic provides a flexible framework through which transportation development, now agencies can apply the concepts of sustainability through and into the future. performance measurement. NCHRP Project 8-74, "Sustainability Performance Measures for State DOTs and Other Transportation Agencies," includes this guidebook, the enclosed CD-ROM, and a research report. The research report forms the basis for the research approach and is available at the NCHRP Project 8-74 website. The research report offers Background on sustainability definitions and issues, Theory on how to apply sustainability, Performance measurement for sustainability, and Detailed references and resource material. The guidebook will help you, your partners who are familiar with how sustainability applies to your work and are ready to design performance measures, and other transportation professionals: Establish and use sustainability performance measures to evaluate your programs and