Category: TRB reports

Measuring the Performance of Livability Programs

The report produced by MINETA Transportation Institute at San Jose State University  analyzes the performance measurement processes adopted by five large “livability” programs throughout the United States. It also compares and contrasts these programs by examining existing research in performance measurement methods.The best practices of the examined performance measurement methods for each program are explored and …

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Mobile Mapping Technology to facilitate dialogue between Transportation Agencies and the Public

University of Oregan (UO) has carried out a project on the  topic “Development of Mobile Mapping Technology to Facilitate  Dialogue between Transportation Agencies and the Public”  sponsored by Oregan Transportation Research and Education Consortium (OTREC).  The project aims  to develop enhancements in mobile application functionality as well as develop a model that facilitates a direct, two-way exchange of data …

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Bike Sharing in the United States – A Guide

  The Tool Design Group and Pedestrian Information Center have prepared a guide on the practice and implementation of bike sharing in the United States for the U.S Department of Transportation. Bike sharing is an innovative transportation program, ideal for short distance point-to-point trips providing users the ability to pick up a bicycle at any …

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Walking and Bicycling in the United States

  In the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB)  May-June 2012 edition of TR News, a report about walking and bicycling in the U.S. analyzes whether the design of modern cities and neighborhoods discourages such activities, and compares the situation in the U.S. and other countries. National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) estimates that fewer than 11%  of daily trips in the …

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Active Transportation Beyond Urban Centers

  Active Transportation Beyond Urban Centers, a research report prepared by Rails-to Trails Conservancy, suggests that in coming years, active transportation can play a bigger role in making rural America more attractive for young families and business investment – improving economic vitality, public safety and overall health of Americans. So far, biking and walking have been …

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