Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes: Technical Reference

Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes: Technical Reference

Author: Transportation Research Board

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309274357

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This report from the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2), which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, provides a “how-to” guide for technical staff to select and calculate the appropriate performance measures to support the development of key planning products, including long-range transportation plans, transportation programs, congestion management process, corridor planning, and operations planning.

Guide to Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes

Guide to Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes

Author: Cambridge Systematics, Inc., Transportation Research Board

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309274203

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This report from the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2), which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, is designed to help planning, programming, and operations managers apply the concept of travel time reliability to balance investment in programs and projects.

Transportation Planning Handbook

Transportation Planning Handbook

Author: ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118762400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1200

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A multi-disciplinary approach to transportation planningfundamentals The Transportation Planning Handbook is a comprehensive,practice-oriented reference that presents the fundamental conceptsof transportation planning alongside proven techniques. This newfourth edition is more strongly focused on serving the needs of allusers, the role of safety in the planning process, andtransportation planning in the context of societal concerns,including the development of more sustainable transportationsolutions. The content structure has been redesigned with a newformat that promotes a more functionally driven multimodal approachto planning, design, and implementation, including guidance towardthe latest tools and technology. The material has been updated toreflect the latest changes to major transportation resources suchas the HCM, MUTCD, HSM, and more, including the most current ADAaccessibility regulations. Transportation planning has historically followed the rationalplanning model of defining objectives, identifying problems,generating and evaluating alternatives, and developing plans.Planners are increasingly expected to adopt a moremulti-disciplinary approach, especially in light of the risingimportance of sustainability and environmental concerns. This bookpresents the fundamentals of transportation planning in amultidisciplinary context, giving readers a practical reference forday-to-day answers. Serve the needs of all users Incorporate safety into the planning process Examine the latest transportation planning softwarepackages Get up to date on the latest standards, recommendations, andcodes Developed by The Institute of Transportation Engineers, thisbook is the culmination of over seventy years of transportationplanning solutions, fully updated to reflect the needs of achanging society. For a comprehensive guide with practical answers,The Transportation Planning Handbook is an essentialreference.

The Federal Investment in Highway Research, 2006-2009

The Federal Investment in Highway Research, 2006-2009

Author: Transportation Research Board

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309178235

Category: Transportation

Page: 174

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TRB Special Report 295, The Federal Investment in Highway Research, 2006-2009: Strengths and Weaknesses assesses how well the investments that Congress made in research programs through the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users comply with the principles articulated in the preface to the act's research title. The book contains findings and recommendations about specific research programs and calls for reliance on competition and merit review in awarding funds through the Federal Highway Administration and in selecting institutions for the University Transportation Centers program of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration.

Design Guide for Addressing Nonrecurrent Congestion

Design Guide for Addressing Nonrecurrent Congestion

Author: Ingrid B. Potts, Douglas W. Harwood, Jessica M. Hutton, Chris A. Fees, Karin M. Bauer, Lindsay M. Lucas, Christopher Kinzel, Robert J. Frazier, Transportation Research Board

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309274432

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This report from the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2), which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, catalogs highway design treatments that can be used to reduce nonrecurrent congestion and improve the reliability of urban and rural freeways.

Highway Research

Highway Research

Author: David J. Wise

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437928976

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Page: 52

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The 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users authorized the Dept. of Transportation (DoT) to establish a highway research program to address future challenges facing the U.S. highway system. In 2006, the Second Strategic Highway Research Program was established to conduct research in four areas -- safety, renewal, reliability, and capacity. The legislation also required a review of the program no later than three years after the first research contracts were awarded. This report provides information about the process for selecting the program's projects for funding, the projects' status, and what, if any, research was eliminated because of funding and time constraints. Charts and tables.

Urban Transportation Planning in the United States

Urban Transportation Planning in the United States

Author: Edward Weiner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319399751

Category: Political Science

Page: 442

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In this new fifth edition, there is a strong focus on the increasing concern over infrastructure resilience from the threat of serious storms, human activity, and population growth. The new edition also looks technologies that urban transportation planners are increasingly focused on, such as vehicle to vehicle communications and driver-less cars, which have the potential to radically improve transportation. This book also investigates the effects of transportation on the health of travelers and the general public, and the ways in which these concerns have become additional factors in the transportation and infrastructure planning and policy process. The development of U.S. urban transportation policy over the past half-century illustrates the changing relationships among federal, state, and local governments. This comprehensive text examines the evolution of urban transportation planning from early developments in highway planning in the 1930s to today’s concerns over sustainable development, security, and pollution control. Highlighting major national events, the book examines the influence of legislation, regulations, conferences, federal programs, and advances in planning procedures and technology. The volume provides in-depth coverage of the most significant event in transportation planning, the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962, which created a federal mandate for a comprehensive urban transportation planning process, carried out cooperatively by states and local governments with federal funding. Claiming that urban transportation planning is more sophisticated, costly, and complex than its highway and transit planning predecessors, the book demonstrates how urban transportation planning evolved in response to changes in such factors as the environment, energy, development patterns, intergovernmental coordination, and federal transit programs. This new edition includes analyses of the growing threats to infrastructure, new projects in infrastructure resilience, the promise of new technologies to improve urban transportation, and the recent shifts in U.S. transportation policy. This book will be of interest to researchers and practitioners in transportation legislation and policy, eco-justice, and regional and urban planning.

Identification and Evaluation of the Cost-Effectiveness of Highway Design Features to Reduce Nonrecurrent Congestion

Identification and Evaluation of the Cost-Effectiveness of Highway Design Features to Reduce Nonrecurrent Congestion

Author: Ingrid B. Potts, Douglas W. Harwood, Jessica M. Hutton, Chris A. Fees, Karin M. Bauer, Lindsay M. Lucas, Christopher S. Kinzel and Robert J. Frazier

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309274388

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This report from the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2), which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, focuses on geometric design treatments that can be used to reduce delays due to nonrecurrent congestion.

Measuring Transportation Network Performance

Measuring Transportation Network Performance

Author: Cambridge Systematics

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309154925

Category: Transportation

Page: 87

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This guidebook provides methods for integrating performance measures from individual transportation modes and multiple jurisdictions and for developing new measures, if needed, to monitor transportation network performance. These network performance measures can be used to improve system management, planning, and investment decisions and can be applied to various scenarios. The guidebook should be of immediate use to practitioners in state, regional, or local governments; specially designated authorities; or those in the private sector who are responsible for measuring, operating, and investing in the performance of multimodal and/or multijurisdictional transportation networks.

Cost-effective Performance Measures for Travel Time Delay, Variation, and Reliability

Cost-effective Performance Measures for Travel Time Delay, Variation, and Reliability

Author: National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309117418

Category: Traffic congestion

Page: 79

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TRB¿s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 618: Cost-Effective Performance Measures for Travel Time Delay, Variation, and Reliability explores a framework and methods to predict, measure, and report travel time, delay, and reliability from a customer-oriented perspective.

Performance Measures for Freight Transportation

Performance Measures for Freight Transportation

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Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309155571

Category: Freight and freightage

Page: 169

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Research objective -- Performance measurement lessons from the private sector -- Performance measurement lessons from the public sector -- Freight performance measures -- Freight stakeholder preferences -- Data considerations to support performance measurement -- Findings and recommendations -- Appendixes.