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NCHRP Report 750

Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 2: Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events, and the Highway System: Practitioner's Guide and Research Report
February 2014, Report

For the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), Cambridge Systematics, as part of a team, provided insights, guidance, and tools to mitigate the risks of climate change impacts on the nation’s highway systems and related intermodal facilities. This task synthesized the current state of knowledge on the range of climate change impacts on the highway system by region of the U.S. for the period 2030-2050 and recommended tools and strategies that state departments of transportation can use to adapt to these impacts. It also prepared guidance on methods for dealing with these impacts and identified future research needed to improve the understanding of possible impacts. more

Washington Road Usage Charge Assessment

Washington Road Usage Charge Assessment
January 2014, Report

For the Washington State Transportation Commission (WSTC), Cambridge Systematics led a feasibility study to determine whether road user charging was a feasible option for funding Washington’s transportation system. This second phase of work involved exploring policy issues and evaluating the business case. more

Safety Target Setting

Safety Target Setting Final Report
December 2013, Report

For the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Cambridge Systematics reviewed the state-of-the-practice for setting safety targets by States and MPOs. The effort included a literature review, review of state safety documents, and targeted outreach via a peer exchange to identify current planning processes. The final report synthesizes the results of the research and provides States and MPOs with a framework for setting safety targets as required by MAP-21. more

Double Vision

Double Vision
December 2013, ITS International, Article

Cambridge Systematics’ Keir Opie, along with Michael Marsico, Andrew Weeks and Murat Ayçin explain how traffic modeling, particularly mesoscopic-microscopic hybrid simulation, has played a key role in planning for the future of the 1.3-mile Sheridan Expressway in New York City. Copyright © 2013 This article is posted with permission from Route One Publishing Ltd. more

Double Vision

Improving Analysis Tools for Passenger Travel
November-December 2013, TR News, Article

Cambridge Systematics’ Tom Rossi, along with Gordon Garry of SACOG, explain how a recently completed SHRP 2 project has contributed to the evolution of travel modeling from an aggregate, trip-based approach to a dynamic, completely disaggregate methodology. Copyright © 2013 National Academy of Sciences. This article is posted with permission of the Transportation Research Board. more

TCAPP and Integrated Ecological Framework Pilot Projects - Syntheses of Lessons Learned

TCAPP and Integrated Ecological Framework Pilot Projects – Syntheses of Lessons Learned
November 2013, Report

For the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP), Cambridge Systematics developed a suite of products designed to create awareness and support of Transportation for Communities – Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP). The research identified benefits of using TCAPP and helped develop effective messaging to executives, senior staff, elected officials, and key decision-makers who can influence how transportation projects are developed. The research presents an overview of pilot studies of TCAPP and the Integrated Ecological Framework (IEF) and highlights and synthesizes key findings of the research. TCAPP is designed to provide agencies and practitioners with guidance on reaching collaborative decisions as they work through the traditional transportation planning, programming, and permitting processes. TCAPP and its Decision Guide are supported by a series of related research projects that cover topics such as performance measures, greenhouse gas emissions, community visioning, economic impacts, and others, including the IEF. more

SHRP 2 C15 Integrating Freight Considerations into the Highway Capacity Planning Process

SHRP 2 C15 Integrating Freight Considerations into the Highway Capacity Planning Process
November 2013, Report

For the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP), Cambridge Systematics developed a guide for transportation agencies on how to integrate freight considerations into the highway capacity planning process. The project developed case studies and best practices to educate metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, and other agencies engaged in highway planning. The guide provides collaborative planning approaches that engage public- and private-sector freight stakeholders into the process of planning new highways or expanding existing highways. The findings were integrated into the SHRP 2 “Transportation for Communities” web site. more

Automated Enforcement and Highway Safety Final Report

Automated Enforcement and Highway Safety Final Report
November 2013, Report

For the Louisiana Transportation Research Council, Cambridge Systematics conducted a literature review of national research, surveys, and interviews to evaluate the effectiveness of Red Light Cameras (RLC) at intersections and identify strategies to enhance public opinion related to RLCs. The research led to recommendations to modify state policy and practice to improve public support for RLCs and the development of a public education guidebook for communities considering implementing RLCs in Louisiana. more

Florida Trade and Logistics Study 2.0: Made for Trade

Florida Trade and Logistics Study 2.0: Made for Trade (TL 2.0)
October 2013, Report

The Florida Chamber Foundation recently released the Florida Trade and Logistics Study 2.0: Made for Trade, prepared by Cambridge Systematics. The study, commissioned by the Florida Chamber Foundation and presented by Bank of America and the Florida Department of Transportation, focuses on Florida's once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the State's economy to become a global hub for trade, logistics, and export-oriented manufacturing activities. The Trade and Logistics 1.0 study in 2010 identified global trends and recommended focused investment in transportation infrastructure and economic development initiatives, the majority of which were implemented by the Governor and Legislature during the past few years. TL 2.0 builds upon this previous work and develops a comprehensive roadmap to help Florida move more trade, make more goods for export markets, and multiply the impacts of trade throughout its economy. The study's 30 recommendations address workforce, economic development, infrastructure, business climate, public/private partnerships, and quality of life impacts of trade investments. more

Florida Strategic Plan for Economic Development

Florida Strategic Plan for Economic Development
October 2013, Report

For a group of agencies led by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), Cambridge Systematics developed Florida's first statewide strategic plan for economic development. The plan identifies a five-year vision, goals, and objectives for Florida's economy, as well as strategies to accomplish these objectives. Key issues and strategies addressed in the plan correspond to the Six PillarsTM of Florida's Future Economy developed by the Florida Chamber Foundation: talent supply and education; innovation and economic diversification; infrastructure and growth leadership; business climate; civic and governance systems; and quality of life and quality places. A steering committee comprising of the DEO; Enterprise Florida, Inc.; Workforce Florida, Inc.; and the Executive Office of the Governor oversaw the development of the plan. The plan was developed in partnership with the 11 regional planning councils, which serve as Florida's Federally designated economic development districts. Cambridge Systematics documented existing economic trends and Florida's competitive position within the U.S. and globally; identified potential strategies for enhancing the State’s economic competitiveness; coordinated with other state agencies, regional and local economic development, workforce, educational, and business community partners; helped facilitate a series of statewide and regional workshops; and identified performance measure to track progress toward the plan. Nearly 3,000 partners, stakeholders, and members of the public were involved in developing the plan. more

Incorporation of Travel Time Reliability into the HCM

Incorporation of Travel Time Reliability into the HCM
October 2013, Report

For the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP), Cambridge Systematics, as part of a team, determined how data and information on the impacts of differing causes of nonrecurring congestion such as incidents, weather, work zones, special events, etc., in the context of highway capacity can be incorporated into the performance measure estimation procedures contained in the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM). The methodologies contained in the HCM for predicting delay, speed, queuing, and other performance measures for alternative highway designs were not sensitive to traffic management techniques and other operation/design measures for reducing nonrecurring congestion. This analysis introduces new methodologies designed to demonstrate how to apply travel time reliability methods to the analysis of freeways, urban streets,
and corridors. more

Performance Measurement of Transportation Systems: Summary of the Fourth International Conference

Not Your Father’s Mexico
October 2013, White Paper

Once known as a country with substandard infrastructure, poor and illiterate population, and producing low quality products, Mexico has taken great strides in becoming a major manufacturing region, offering many advantages over Asian suppliers. This paper contains insights from John Isbell’s most recent visits to Mexico, coupled with his extensive supply chain and sourcing experience, and summarizes the advantages of setting up manufacturing throughout the country. These findings also supported a tool developed by Cambridge Systematics to allow manufacturers to make informed decisions regarding the cost/benefits of right-sourcing in Mexico compared to a company's existing location. more

Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan
September 2013, Report

For the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT), Cambridge Systematics is providing technical assistance and professional support services to advance the Commonwealth’s Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and to update and further implement it’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). This effort includes research on science-based methodologies and best practices for reducing motor vehicle crashes and injuries and reporting on progress, stakeholder collaboration, coordination with Federal safety requirements, integrating the HSIP into the SHSP, and conducting safety forums as needed. Cambridge Systematics originally assisted the DOT (formerly Massachusetts Highway Department) with development of their SHSP. more

San Joaquin Valley Interregional Goods Movement Plan

San Joaquin Valley Interregional Goods Movement Plan
August 2013, Report

For the Council of Fresno County Governments, Cambridge Systematics developed a future preferred goods movement system for the San Joaquin Valley (SJV), as well as an implementation and financing plan. This multiphase project includes an assessment of existing issues, challenges, trends, bottlenecks, and opportunities of the Valley’s multimodal goods movement system, as well as regional stakeholder needs and goals; and the development of a prioritized investment plan of projects and strategies to improve freight mobility and contribute to economic development throughout the SJV. The plan summarizes strategies for improving the environmental performance of goods movement in the SJV and mitigating impacts on communities. The plan also provides funding and implementation strategies and includes policy recommendations so the SJV regional transportation agencies can move forward with next steps to realize the vision in the plan. more

Airport Travel Model Update and Data Collection

Airport Travel Model Update and Data Collection
July 2013, Report

For Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), Cambridge Systematics, as part of a team, conducted an airport survey in the Phoenix metropolitan area. The airport survey collected travel information from different population groups who access and egress the two airports in the region – Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and Mesa-Gateway Airport (AZA). The data collected was used to develop a new airport model for PHX and AZA. The new regional activity-based model will provide more detailed forecasts of airport-related travel. more

Development of Tools for Assessing Wider Economic Benefits of Transportation

Development of Tools for Assessing Wider Economic Benefits of Transportation
July 2013, Report

For the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP), Cambridge Systematics, as part of a team, developed a suite of measurement and impact tools that can be used by transportation planners to provide insight into the expected or potential form of economic impacts. The suite of tools works by translating proposed transportation project effects on travel conditions into intermediate factors affecting business productivity, which in turn will be applied to gauge the nature of expected impacts on the economy of affected areas. This suite, by addressing intermediate factors (such as travel time reliability, market access, and intermodal connectivity), provides a transparent and logical estimation and presentation of expected economic benefit and economic impact analyses. This helps to inform public discussion and decision-making related to transportation investments. more

Performance Measurement of Transportation Systems: Summary of the Fourth International Conference

Performance Measurement of Transportation Systems: Summary of the Fourth International Conference
July 2013, Proceedings

For TRB’s Performance Measurement of Transportation Systems Fourth International Conference, Lance Neumann of Cambridge Systematics served as moderator for the opening plenary session and one of five breakout sessions. He also was a select member of the Fourth International Conference Committee which conducted an independent review of the conference summary to ensure it meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the project charge. This report summarizes the proceedings from the conference. more

Mitigation Strategies and Accounting Methods for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation

Mitigation Strategies and Accounting Methods for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation
June 2013, Report

For the Inter-American Development Bank, Cambridge Systematics supported an effort to develop guidance on capacity, tools, and policy-making to help empower countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in making effective climate change mitigation decisions. This guide is intended to assist planners in LAC in accessing climate finance to support sustainable transport initiatives, as well as to assist evaluators in understanding and measuring GHG benefits of proposed investments. While the focus of the guide is on measuring GHG benefits, many of the methods discussed are beneficial for understanding other important social benefits, including air pollution and traffic congestion reduction, fuel savings, increased traffic safety, and access to opportunities across the income spectrum. more

Waterborne Freight Transportation Bottom Line Report

Waterborne Freight Transportation Bottom Line Report
June 2013, Report

For the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Cambridge Systematics developed a series of Freight Bottom Line Reports that describe the needs and opportunities facing the Nation’s highway, rail, and water freight transportation systems, and outlined policy options for consideration by the AASHTO Board of Directors.

The reports built on and contributed to work being done by several AASHTO Committees. A vital link in our national economy, supporting the movement of freight and goods from our ports to inland processing centers, America’s waterways are depicted in the latest report as increasingly underfunded and facing serious challenges. The report also identifies threats to the future of the marine transportation system and offers several key findings and action alternatives to ensure the long-term vitality of America’s marine transportation system. more

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NCFRP Report 25: Freight Data Sharing Guidebook
June 2013, Guidebook

For the National Cooperative Freight Research Program, Cambridge Systematics led the research to develop a guidebook for sharing freight data, primarily between public and private freight stakeholders. The guidebook identifies barriers and motivators to successful data sharing, offers guidelines for efficient freight data sharing, and provides two successful case study examples. The report also provides examples of data sharing agreements. more

North Carolina I-95 Economic Assessment

North Carolina I-95 Economic Assessment
May 2013, Report

For the North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT), Cambridge Systematics led a study to examine the economic impacts of tolling the I-95 Corridor as well as alternative funding options. Due to the visibility of the project and the stakeholder sensitivity to tolling, the project required innovative stakeholder engagement to ensure that the findings stand up to public scrutiny. Documenting the trade-offs between the benefits of the transportation investments and the impact of alternative funding sources in a transparent, objective manner was critical for the success of the study and for the I-95 improvement project as a whole. CS developed an innovative approach to assessing the impact of "business as usual" and that became the baseline against which the impact of all other build and funding alternatives were measured. The results provided decision makers, DOT management, stakeholders and the general public with insight into the trade-offs of alternatives and will be used to inform decisions by the North Carolina legislature, DOT, and the FHWA in how to proceed with future funding for improving and expanding the I-95 Corridor. more

NCHRP Report 754: Improving Management of Transportation Information

NCHRP Report 754: Improving Management of Transportation Information
April 2013, Report

For the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Cambridge Systematics examined the current state-of-practice among state departments of transportation and their information management professionals that collect, store, and use transportation data and information. The transportation data includes: research studies, engineering diagrams, environmental reports, asset inventory databases, traffic data, and GIS data. This report also identified potential guidance on strategies and actions to improve information capture, preservation, search, retrieval, and governance for members of the transportation community. more

H-GAC Regional Goods Movement Study

H-GAC Regional Goods Movement Study
April 2013, Executive Summary

For the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), Cambridge Systematics conducted a Regional Goods Movement Plan to develop a system-level overview of freight movements in the Houston-Galveston region. The plan promotes a better understanding of existing and emerging freight, industry, and logistics trends affecting goods movement into, out of, through, and within the region; identifies critical freight system bottlenecks; and recommends policies and strategies to enhance regional mobility and improve regional economic competitiveness while mitigating community and environmental impacts. The results of this effort provide H-GAC and its partners with a framework and clear direction on how to more effectively integrate freight issues into its transportation planning and programming activities, allowing freight needs and issues to be identified and addressed more comprehensively. more

Transportation Energy Futures (TEF)
March 2013, Reports

These documents are part of a series of reports produced as a result of the TEF project, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored multi-agency project created to identify new strategies for reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and petroleum dependence related to transportation. The TEF project explores how combining several strategies could significantly reduce GHG emissions and petroleum use. These reports provide analysis to inform decisions about transportation energy research investments, and the role of advanced transportation energy technologies and systems in the development of new physical, strategic, and policy alternatives.

Freight Transportation Modal Shares: Scenarios for a Low-Carbon Future

Cambridge Systematics conducted a study to quantify modal shares for freight movement and identify factors that influence mode choice decisions made by shippers, carriers, and others involved in freight supply chains. This report summarizes existing methods of projecting modal shares and describes how Federal policy could influence future freight mode choices that reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. A review of existing literature was conducted on the subject, and a national freight transportation sketch-planning tool was developed for analyzing shifts in commodity demand, origin/destination (O/D) markets, and modal diversion. The finding in this report provide a baseline for future research to improve the energy efficiency of freight transportation by shifting from one mode to another and insights on federal policy decisions with the potential to prompt mode choices that reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. more

Freight Transportation Demand: Energy-Efficient Scenarios for a Low-Carbon Future

Cambridge Systematics conducted a study of freight transportation demand and the implications for energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Freight transportation demand is projected to grow to 27.5 billion tons in 2040, and to nearly 30.2 billion tons in 2050. This report describes the current and future demand for freight transportation in terms of tons and ton-miles of commodities moved by truck, rail, water, pipeline, and air freight carriers. It outlines the economic, logistics, transportation, and policy and regulatory factors that shape freight demand, the trends and 2050 outlook for these factors, and their anticipated effect on freight demand. After describing federal policy actions that could influence future freight demand, the report then summarizes the capabilities of available analytical models for forecasting freight demand. more

Effects of the Built Environment on Transportation:  Energy Use, GHG Emissions, and Other Factors

Cambridge Systematics examined the energy implications of the built environment, and identified potential actions the Federal government could take to help shape the built environment. This report reviews and summarizes literature on the relationships between the built environment and transportation-related energy use and GHG emissions, along with effects on economic growth and quality of life. In addition to quantitative findings from published studies, the report contains unpublished perspectives that are based on Cambridge Systematics’ experience. The report’s findings supported a tool, also developed by Cambridge Systematics, to allow the NREL and DOE to evaluate the transportation energy and GHG impacts of urban form scenarios at a national level through 2050. more

Effects of Travel Reduction and Efficient Driving on Transportation: Energy Use and GHG Emissions

Cambridge Systematics examined strategies designed to change the behavior of individual drivers or travelers in order to reduce transportation-related energy use and GHG emissions. These strategies include encouraging drivers to reduce the number of trips taken; use other modes of travel, including transit or nonmotorized transportation; and drive more efficiently. Many of these strategies, which have been undertaken since the 1970s, are seeing renewed interest today for energy conservation and GHG mitigation purposes. Others are being enhanced through the use of new technology, such as web-enabled mobile devices to collect real-time data and distribute it to travelers. This report summarizes documented historical findings, as well as recent efforts that had not previously been reported, and highlights and interprets that literature for information most relevant to an energy perspective. more

Economic Impact Analysis for Future Regional Plans

Economic Impact Analysis for Future Regional Plans
March 2013, Report

For the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (CA), Cambridge Systematics prepared a white paper that describes how the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) would impact the Bay Area's economy. Five issues that the RTP/SCS can influence to support Bay Area economic benefits were evaluated: state-of-good-repair, pricing, housing policy and access to labor, priority development area feasibility, and goods movement. This analysis provides qualitative assessments that set the stage for a more quantitative and rigorous economic analyses in the next RTP /SCS. The result of this study also provide lessons learned that could be incorporated into the next RTP/SCS and subsequent cycles that bring economic performance into a position of parity with the priorities of environment and equity. more

Generic Work Plan for Developing a TAMP

Oregon Statewide Transportation Strategy: A 2050 Vision for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
March 2013, Report

For the Oregon Department of Transportation (DOT) and its partners, Cambridge Systematics helped to develop a State Transportation Strategy (STS) to reduce transportation-related Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. In order to come as close to the 2050 emission reductions goal as possible, and to achieve additional co-benefits, the STS thoroughly examines and applies research, technical analyses, and policy evaluation to identify the most effective and viable strategies and actions to meet the State's vision for significant GHG reduction. Projected future demand in surface and air transportation for both passengers and freight was analyzed to determine likely future GHG emissions. A wide range of scenarios were tested to identify the most effective GHG emission reduction strategies available in transportation system operations, vehicle and fuel technologies, land use patterns, modal options, and market pricing. The STS is the first step in a multi-year process to be followed by further analysis and prioritization of strategies in the implementation planning process. more

Generic Work Plan for Developing a TAMP

Generic Work Plan for Developing a Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP)
March 2013, Report

For the FHWA, Cambridge Systematics is assisting the Louisiana, Minnesota, and New York Departments of Transportation (DOT) to develop transportation asset management plans (TAMP). The overall objectives of this effort are to provide state DOTs with an adaptable work plan to support development of the TAMPs required by MAP-21, as well as providing them with guidance on developing their asset management processes and policies. To learn more about this project and see the state-specific work plans and other materials developed by the pilot states, visit http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/asset/tamp/. more

Preliminary Study of Climate Adaptation for the Statewide Transportation System in AZ

Preliminary Study of Climate Adaptation for the Statewide Transportation System in AZ
March 2013, Report

For the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), Cambridge Systematics conducted a study for the agency to continue working toward being more resilient, flexible, and responsive to the effects of global climate change. The research included a review of literature and best practices, online surveys, and discussions with key individuals within ADOT. The findings were used to further understand the impacts of climate change on the agency, identify institutional constraints, and develop recommendations for implementing an action plan responsive to climate adaptation opportunities. more

Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Process

Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Process
March 2013, Report

For the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP), Cambridge Systematics led the development of a guidebook to help transportation planning agencies tackle the institutional, cultural, and technical barriers to addressing travel time reliability within the transportation planning, programming, and budgeting processes. The Final Report is designed to accompany the Technical Reference that provides a "how-to" guide for technical staff to select and calculate the appropriate performance measures to support the development of key planning products and a Guide designed to help planning, programming, and operations managers apply the concept of travel-time reliability to balance investment in programs and projects. more

NCHRP Report 746 Traffic Enforcement Strategies for Work Zone

Reverse Transloads
March 2013, American Shipper

In part two of two, exporters are switching product from one form of transportation to another, putting bulk shipments close to ports, to gain greater efficiency. Cambridge Systematics conducted a recent study for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and the findings were used to develop recommendations for the ports to take advantage of containerized transloading. more

NCHRP Report 746 Traffic Enforcement Strategies for Work Zone

Tapping Transloads
February 2013, American Shipper

Midsized shippers are driving growth of import consolidation strategy in Southern California to improve the efficiency of their supply chains. John Isbell of Cambridge Systematics co-authored a recent transloading study and provides insights into this two-part article on transloading. more

Addressing Climate Change Adaptation in Regional Transportation Plans,

Addressing Climate Change Adaptation in Regional Transportation Plans,
A Guide for California MPOs and RTPAs

February 2013, Report

For the California Department of Transportation, Cambridge Systematics developed a guide to support California’s regional transportation planning agencies in incorporating the risks of climate change impacts into their decision-making processes. The guide was designed to account for varying capacities and resources among California MPOs and RTPAs, and features information and tools to help both basic and advanced users to better understand how climate risk assessments and adaptation strategies can be incorporated into long-range regional transportation planning. more

Practitioners Guide to Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions into the Collaborative Decision-Making Framework

Sustainable Communities HotReport
January 2013, Report

For the U.S. EPA and the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, Cambridge Systematics led an effort to develop an on-line data reporting and visualization tool that helps you assess your community’s performance on sustainability indicators. The tool is dynamic and interactive, presenting a set of sustainable community measures and indicators for a chosen state and county as well as mapping at a community level. Cambridge Systematics worked with the U.S. Census Bureau to develop this report, using Census software and data tools to access live streaming and automatically updated data on transportation, housing, economic development, income, and equity. more

Practitioners Guide to Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions into the Collaborative Decision-Making Framework

Interstate 81 Multistate Corridor Study
January 2013, Report

Understanding that the economic forces driving freight demand over the I-81 corridor transcend individual state boundaries, the I-81 partner states are formally cooperating to promote efficient goods movement through the corridor, improve the safety of the traveling public, and encourage economic development. For the six state departments of transportation along the corridor, Cambridge Systematics profiled existing conditions, data gaps, analyses, and recommended next steps for the corridor. more

Practitioners Guide to Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions into the Collaborative Decision-Making Framework

Practitioner’s Guide to Incorporating Greenhouse Gas Emissions into the Collaborative Decision-Making Process
January 2013, Report

For the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP), Cambridge Systematics supported the development of a Practitioner’s Guide to aid transportation professionals in incorporating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions analysis into transportation planning and decision-making. The guide presents a technical framework for conducting GHG analysis, a compendium of tools and data requirements, and an overview of the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of various reduction strategies. Eight short case studies are included to demonstrate the state of the practice by state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, and other units of government. Workshops were conducted in four states to test the planning framework and the methods. more


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