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Data Sources E-1 Ap pendi x E Da ta So ur ces The lis t t ha t f ollows pr ovide s s om e r esour ces fo r d at a t ha t m ay be used to suppor t m an y o f t he performance measures include d i n t he compendi um . M uc h o f t he data wi ll have to come di rectly fro m s tate or re giona l a gencies, but thes e r ep re sent data sources that ma y b e r elevan t f or a l ar ge numbe r o f a gencies. En vironmenta l D at a S ources • National Air Toxics Assessments – Ongoing comprehensive evaluation of air toxics in the United States maintained by EPA. http://www.epa.gov/nata/ • National Water Quality Standards Database – A compilation of designated uses, used by each state to describe the functions each water body is intended to support. http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/standards/wqshome_index.cfm • National Wetlands Inventory – A series of topical maps to show wetlands and deepwater habitats. http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/ • Nature Conservancy’s Spatial Data Resources – Publicly available conservation data for GIS and non-GIS users. http://maps.tnc.org/ • State Wildlife Action Plans – A summary of these plans as well as links to contacts and more information. http://www.teaming.com/pdf/StateWildlifeActionPlansReportwithStateSummaries.pdf • The USGS National Hydrology Dataset – A comprehensive digital spatial dataset that contains information about surface-water features such as lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, springs, and wells. http://nhd.usgs.gov/index.html • Watershed Data – Available on EPA’s national watershed webpage at http://water.epa.gov/type/watersheds/links.cfm. Tran sp ortation Data Sources • • Census Transportation Planning Package – A subset from the decennial census demographic surveys designed for transportation planners. http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ctpp/ FHWA Freight Management and Operations – A resource of major sources of national freight transportation data. http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/freight_analysis/data_sources/index.htm

• National Highway Traffic Administration Fatality Analysis Reporting System – Data on all vehicle crashes in the United States that occur on a public roadway and involve a fatality. http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx • Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Report – Annual report of congestion on freeways and major streets in 101 cities in the United States. http://mobility.tamu.edu/ Othe r D at a S ources • U.S. Census Data – Decennial demographic data, American Household Survey, and National Household Travel Survey. http://www.census.gov/ • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Annual Performance Report – Provides information about the effectiveness of the DHS’s mission performance and stewardship of resources. http://www.dhs.gov/xabout/budget/editorial_0430.shtm E-2 A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies

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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 guidebook, the contractor’s project Final Report contains the results of the literature review, surveys of the state of the practice, case study interviews, detail on research methodology and findings, and a discussion of future research needs is available on the NCHRP Project 08-74 website.

A CD-ROM, included in the print version of the guidebook, contains an Excel-spreadsheet-based version of the performance measures compendium located in Appendix B of the guidebook. The spreadsheet allows the existing measures to be modified, and macros enable the user to generate and export a custom list of measures. Instructions for using the spreadsheet are found in Appendix C.

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