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Summary and Additional Resources 47 Chapter 9 Summary and Additional Resources This guidebook SUMMARY provides a flexible framework through While many transportation agencies recognize the importance which transportation of sustainability, they often struggle to apply the concepts of agencies can apply sustainability in their core activities. This guidebook provides a the concepts of flexible framework through which transportation agencies can sustainability through performance apply the concepts of sustainability through performance measurement. The measurement. The guidebook provides the resources needed to guidebook and establish and use sustainability performance measures and to accompanying gauge the effectiveness of strategies to address sustainability. materials provide the The guidebook was developed keeping in mind that every resources neede d to successfully transportation agency has different resources and goals and implement the faces different challenges to incorporating sustainability. The framework. topics covered include · Understanding the principles of sustainability and its relevance to transportation agencies; · Understanding the use of performance measurement for sustainability; · Describing how an agency can get organized and take a practical, phased approach to implementing performance measurement for sustainability, keeping the resources they have in mind; and · Understanding and applying the sustainability performance measurement framework. Various other tools and resources, such as a compendium of performance measures (included in Appendix B and as an electronic spreadsheet on the CD-ROM that accompanies this