Aliyah Horton's Blog

This is a repost of information shared with me by one of our partners/collaborators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Looks like a great opportunity https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/health_in_transportation/ Health and Transportation Corridor Planning Framework Also available as Adobe PDF (150 KB) FHWA and FTA are seeking transportation agencies to test a new tool to assist agencies interested in incorporating public health into their transportation ...
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INRIX collaborated with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) to develop the report on the environmental and economic impact of congestion. The report quantifies the cost of traffic congestion on individual households and national economies in the U.S., U.K., France and Germany. The reports indicate that in 2013, traffic congestion cost the US economy $124 billion. Without significant changes to mitigate congestion, this cost is expected to increase 50 percent to $186 ...
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ITE recently updated it's training and education catalog to include several archived-webinars that are now eligible for AICP CM credits. These archived webinars are available 24-7 and can be purchased and viewed at your convenience. Additional archives eligible for AICP CM will be available in 2015. Credits: 1.5 PDH/ 1.5 AICP CM Cost: $55 ITE Members/$70 Non ITE Members AICP CM-Approved Archived Webinars Bicycling and Walking in the US-2014 Benchmarking ...
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The STAR Communities recently announced that the City of Seattle was awarded a 5-STAR Community Rating for national leadership in sustainability. According to the press release, Seattle achieved the highest score to date and is only the second in the nation to achieve the 5-STAR rating. This high-rating was due in part to its efforts in transportation, noting "Transportation Choices: Seattle is one of only five cities in the nation where less than half of commuters are driving alone to work. Since ...
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The American Society of Civil Engineers and the Eno Center for Transportation Leadership recently released a report, Maximizing the Value of Investments Using Life Cycle Cost Analysis. The report seeks to demonstrate the value of life cycle cost analysis (LCCA); how it can be incorporated into the decision-making process; and what actions public agencies have taken to put LCCA programs in place. The report provides expanded information on the following recommendations that should be ...
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Georgia Tech’s The Built Environment and Public Health Clearinghouse (BEPHC) features training and other resources of interest to transportation engineering and planning professionals interested in the areas where the built environment intersects with health. The clearinghouse includes case studies, webinars and a multi-disciplinary glossary. For the academic sector there is information on curriculum development and sample syllabi. The clearinghouse was developed with support from the Centers for ...
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On August 18, NHTSA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for light vehicles. The final comments are due in the docket by October 20, 2014. Report: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NHTSA-2014-0022-0001 Proposed Rule: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=NHTSA-2014-0022-00
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FTA issued a final rule that establishes procedures governing the implementation of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program as authorized by MAP-21. The rule is not limited to Hurricane Sandy response. The rule includes a description of eligible projects, the criteria FTA will use to identify projects for funding, and additional details on how FTA will administer the program. The final rule is effective November 6, 2014. https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/10/07/2014-23806/emergency-relief-program
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The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s bipartisan special P3 Panel released its final report. The report provides recommendations on how to balance the needs of the public and private sector when financing infrastructure. The role of the panel was to identify: · the role such partnerships play in the development and delivery of transportation and infrastructure projects; · whether public-private partnerships enhance the delivery ...
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