TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 708: A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies describes the underlying principles of sustainability as it relates to transportation, possible goals that can be used to address those principles, and performance measures that can be used to address those goals.
Aspects of sustainability-related performance measures, including data sources and examples of use, are discussed. A reference compendium of performance measures has also been provided.
In addition to the guid
TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-L06-RR-2 Guide to Improving Capability for Systems Operations and Management examines the way transportation agencies should be organized to successfully execute operations programs that improve travel time reliability.
After the guide was submitted for publication, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) converted the SHRP 2 Reliability Project L06 research into a web-based tool that is designed to be user-friendly, easy to access, and updatable. The web tool, Systems Operatio
TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 148: Practical Resources for Recruiting Minorities for Chief Executive Officers at Public Transportation Agencies provides strategies to recruit minorities for chief executive officer (CEO) positions and offers resources to assist governing boards of public transportation agencies in the recruitment of minority CEOs.
The report also assesses the transit industry's recruitment processes for CEOs and provides a case for diversity that documents the benefits of minorities in public transportation leadership positions.
TRB's Transit Research Analysis Committee (TRAC) has delivered a letter report to Mr. Vincent Valdes, Associate Administrator for Research, Demonstration, and Innovation, Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The November 16, 2011, letter report provides guidance to FTA as it considers early and promising areas of research to support the ability of transit agencies to better understand the interests and experiences of riders.
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 706: Uses of Risk Management and Data Management to Support Target-Setting for Performance-Based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies describes how transportation agencies can use risk management and data management to support management target-setting for performance-based resource allocation.
As the final product of a second phase of NCHRP Project 08-70, "Target-Setting Methods and Data Management to Support Performance-Based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies," this report supplements [more]
TRB Conference Proceedings on the Web 4: Offshore Wind Energy Projects: Summary of a Workshop summarizes a March 2010 workshop held in Washington, D.C., that examined the processes use by the former Minerals Management Service (MMS) for selecting and managing certified verification agents (CVAs) and for identifying appropriate standards for assuring good engineering judgment and practice; for reviewing and approving designs, fabrications, and installations; and for determining acceptable qualifications and role for a CVA associated with nonhydrokinetic offshore renewable energy projects.
TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 54: Resource Manual for Airport In-Terminal Concessions provides guidance on the development and implementation of airport concession programs.
The report includes information on the airport concession process; concession goals; potential customers; developing a concession space plan and concession mix; the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program; and concession procurement, contracting, and management practices.
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 703: Guide for Pavement-Type Selection includes processes for conducting systematic evaluations of pavement alternatives and for making decisions on pavement-type selection.
The processes may be used for both agency-based and contractor-based type selections and may be applied to different pavement types and structures.
Further elaboration on the work performed in developing this report is available online.
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) RRD 361: State DOT Public Transportation Performance Measures: State of the Practice and Future Needs includes information on performance measures and performance management approaches that may be used by state departments of transportation (DOTs) in relation to public transportation programs.
TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report: S2-L01-RR-1: Integrating Business Processes to Improve Travel Time Reliability addresses various ways that transportation agencies can reengineer their day-to-day business practices to help improve traffic operations, address nonrecurring traffic congestion, and improve the reliability of travel times delivered to roadway system users.
The project that produced this report also produced SHRP 2 Report S2-L01-RR-2: Guide to Integrating Busine