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NCHRP 08-36 [Final]

Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning

  Project Data
Funds: $600,000
Research Agency: Various
Principal Investigator: Various
Effective Date: 8/12/1998
Comments: Completed. See individual Tasks for project details.

Background: The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA), the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA), the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) and the 2005 Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act-Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) required broad changes in transportation planning and development processes throughout the United States. Successive federal authorizations have resulted in an evolution of the roles and responsibilities of state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) with regard to their obligations related to planning, programming, and integrating transportation systems.  To meet new requirements, transportation agencies need new and enhanced technical and policy tools to support their planning processes and decisionmaking systems.  The AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning established NCHRP 08-36 to facilitate the acelerated development of new technical tools, methods, and procedures designed to accurately assess the implications and impacts of a variety of transportation options, changes in regulatory requirements (e.g., changing air quality conformity regulations), or changes required as a result of court decisions.  There is a continuing need to have a quick-response research and development capability for the states to address near-term improvements in statewide and metropolitan transportation planning and project development processes.

Objective: The objective of this project is to establish a flexible, ongoing program of quick-response research designed to develop improvements to the analytical methods, decision-support tools, procedures, and techniques employed by practitioners to support statewide and metropolitan transportation planning, programming, and development.

08-36/Task 01 Parking Modeling Procedures

08-36/Task 02 Incorporating System Operations and Management Practices in Transportation Planning

08-36/Task 03 Management of Institutional Changes in State Transportation Planning Processes and Programs

08-36/Task 04 The Use of Expert Panels in Analyzing Transportation and Land Use Alternatives

08-36/Task 05 Incorporating Market Research Techniques into the Transportation Planning Process

08-36/Task 06 Product Delivery of New and Improved Travel Forecasting Procedures

08-36/Task 07 Development of a Multimodal Tradeoffs Methodology for Use in Statewide Transportation Planning

08-36/Task 07(02) Development of a Multimodal Tradeoffs Methodology for Use in Statewide Transportation Planning

08-36/Task 08 Workshop on Transportation Performance Measures

08-36/Task 09 Defining and Identifying Probable Non-Attainment Areas for PM2.5

08-36/Task 10 Global Climate Change and Transportation: Coming to Terms

08-36/Task 100 Transportation Data Program Self Assessment Guide

08-36/Task 101 Understanding How to Develop and Apply Economic Analyses: Guidance for Transportation Planners

08-36/Task 102 Assessing Alternative Methods for Measuring Regional Mobility

08-36/Task 103 Mining American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Jobs Data for Opportunities to Improve Economic Impact and Performance Analysis of Transportation Investments

08-36/Task 104 Integrating Performance Measures into a Performance-Based Planning and Programming (PBPP) Process

08-36/Task 105 Strategic Plan for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning: 2011 Update

08-36/Task 106 Synthesis of Practices for Prioritizing Enhancement and Nonmotorized Transportation Projects

08-36/Task 107 Synthesis of State DOT and MPO Planning and Analyses on Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

08-36/Task 108 Improving Travel Behavior Data for Alternative Fuel Vehicles: A Scoping Study

08-36/Task 109 Non-Rail Infrastructure Upgrade and/or New Construction Due to Passenger Rail Implementation

08-36/Task 11 Technical Methods to Support Analysis of Environmental-Justice Issues

08-36/Task 111 U.S. Commuting and Travel Patterns: Data Development and Analysis

08-36/Task 112 Cross Mode Project Prioritization -- An Assessment of Current Practice

08-36/Task 113 The Future of Transportation Planning in State DOTs

08-36/Task 114 Transportation Asset Management for Ancillary Structures

08-36/Task 115 Application of Fair Division, Data Envelopment Analysis, and Conjoint Analysis Techniques to Funding Decisions at the Program and Project/Activity Level

08-36/Task 116 Development of Transportation Asset Management Plan Templates

08-36/Task 117 Sketch Planning Tools for Regional Sustainability

08-36/Task 118 Performance Measures for State Infrastructure Preservation

08-36/Task 119 Transportation Users Guide to the Economic Census

08-36/Task 120 Snapshots of Planning Practices

08-36/Task 121 Successful Implementation of Enterprise Risk Management in State Transportation Agencies

08-36/Task 125 Transportation Asset Management Knowledge Portal

08-36/Task 126 Development of a Risk Register Spreadsheet Tool

08-36/Task 127 Employment Data for Planning: A Resource Guide

08-36/Task 128 Data Visualization Methods for Transportation Agencies

08-36/Task 129 Scoping Study to Establish Standards and Guidance for Data for Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations Purposes

08-36/Task 12A Analysis of the Factors Affecting Future Transportation Environment and their Implications for State DOTs

08-36/Task 12B Analysis of the Factors Affecting Future Transportation Environment and their Implications for State DOTs

08-36/Task 13 National Conference on Transportation and Economic Development

08-36/Task 130 Inventory and Assessment of Methods for Making Collected Transportation Data Anonymous

08-36/Task 131 Transportation Data Integration to Develop Planning Performance Measures

08-36/Task 132 Understanding Changes in Youth Mobility

08-36/Task 134 Transportation Asset Management Research Roadmap

08-36/Task 135 Addressing Margins of Error in Small Areas of Data Delivered through the American Fact Finder or the Census Transportation Planning Products Program

08-36/Task 136 License Plate Reader Technology: Privacy Risk Analysis and Case Studies

08-36/Task 137 Assessing the Utility and Costs of Statewide Travel Demand Models

08-36/Task 138 Support and Update of the Strategic Plan for SCOP/Subcommittees on TAM

08-36/Task 139 Planning Research Digest

08-36/Task 14 Consultation Between State DOTs and Local Elected Officials in Non-Metropolitan Areas

08-36/Task 140 Assessing Actual Transportation Impacts of the 2005 BRAC Decisions

08-36/Task 141 Evaluation of Walk and Bicycle Demand Modeling Practice

08-36/Task 142 Advancing Sustainability through Multi-Agency Collaborations

08-36/Task 145 Scenario Planning Lite

08-36/Task 146 Economic Resilience and Long-Term Highway/Transportation Infrastructure Investment

08-36/Task 147 Strategic Mobility Research: Enhancing Mobility, Stimulating Economic Activity, Saving Lives

08-36/Task 15 Conference on Transportation and the Environment for the 21st Century

08-36/Task 16 Assessment of Proposed Planning and National Environmental Policy Act Regulations

08-36/Task 17 Two-Way Education Process with a New CEO on Transportation Planning

08-36/Task 18 Incorporating Safety into the Transportation Planning Process

08-36/Task 19 Transportation Environmental Research Needs Conference

08-36/Task 20 Conformity Problems Caused by the Mismatch in SIP / Transportation Plan Timeframe

08-36/Task 21 Expediting the Transportation Planning Process to Meet Fast Paced Customer Requirements

08-36/Task 22 Demonstrating the Positive Impacts of Transportation Investments on Economic, Social, Environmental, Community, and Quality of Life Issues

08-36/Task 23 Review of the Potential Feasibility of Using Alternative Revenue Sources to Fund Future State Transportation Needs

08-36/Task 24 Investment Requirements Scenarios Development

08-36/Task 25 Improved Geographic Clarity in Reporting of Road System Extent

08-36/Task 26 Surface Transportation Safety and Investment

08-36/Task 27 Interstate Interchange Review

08-36/Task 28 Rural Conformity: A Survey of Practice

08-36/Task 29 Development of a Multimodal Tradeoffs Methodology for Use in Statewide Transportation Planning: Application of the Framework

08-36/Task 30 Workshop on Issues in Intermodal Connectors

08-36/Task 31 Elderly Issues in the Transportation Planning Process

08-36/Task 32 Tools, Techniques, and Methods in Rural Transportation Planning

08-36/Task 33 Best Practices in Statewide Freight Planning

08-36/Task 34 Incorporating Security into the Transportation Planning Process

08-36/Task 35 Evaluating State DOT's Planning Practices in Rural Planning

08-36/Task 36 Continuation of NCHRP 8-36(6) TMIP Support

08-36/Task 37 A Retrospective on the Conditions and Performance Report

08-36/Task 38 Supplemental Evaluation in Support of NCHRP 25-17

08-36/Task 39 Forecasting Travel Time, Delay, and Reliability

08-36/Task 40 National Site Visits on Transportation and Growth

08-36/Task 41 Non-Response to Personal Travel Surveys (support for NCHRP 8-37)

08-36/Task 42 MPO Redefinition and Evolving Roles

08-36/Task 43 Return on Investment on Freight Rail Capacity Improvement

08-36/Task 44 Multi-State MPOs: Approaches, Cases, and Institutional Arrangements

08-36/Task 45 Multi-State Corridor Planning

08-36/Task 46 Synthesis of Where Data Groups are Organizationally Located in State DOTs

08-36/Task 47 Effective Organization of Performance Measurement

08-36/Task 48 Guidance for Better Linking Systems Planning and the NEPA Process

08-36/Task 49 Synthesis of Metropilitan-Level Transportation Funding Sources

08-36/Task 50 What is the Impact of an Aging Population on System Planning and Investment Policies?

08-36/Task 51 Information Design for Effective Decision Making and Communication

08-36/Task 52 Changes in Travel Behavior/Demand Due to Managed Lanes (HOV, HOT) Facility System Expansion

08-36/Task 53 Peer Review Capacity Building Partnership: Best Practices in Non-Traditional Performance Measures, Multimodal Goods Movement Tradeoffs, Safety, Reliability, and State Funding

08-36/Task 54 Census Data For Transportation Planning

08-36/Task 55 The Role of Collaboration in Freight Transportation Management

08-36/Task 56 Highway Construction Project Coordination to Minimize Traffic Impacts

08-36/Task 57 Institutional Needs in Safety Planning

08-36/Task 58 Best Practices for State and MPO NHS and STP Programming

08-36/Task 59 Transportation and Health

08-36/Task 60 State DOT Consideration of Infrastructure Development Potential Planning

08-36/Task 61 Monetary Valuation Per Dollar of Investment in Different Performance Measures

08-36/Task 62 Best Practice Methodology for Calculating Return on Investment (ROI) for Transportation Programs and Projects

08-36/Task 63 Making NAICS (North American Industrial Classification System) Work for Transportation
This project is completed.  The Final Report is available at http://statewideplanning.org/_resources/88_Task-63.pdf

08-36/Task 64 Right of Way Methods and Tools to Control Project Cost Escalation

08-36/Task 65 Best Practices for Incorporating Commodity Flow Survey and Related Data into the MPO and Statewide Planning Processes

08-36/Task 66 Improved Methods for Assessing Social, Cultural, and economic Effects of Transportation Projects

08-36/Task 67 Best Practices in Using Programmatic Investment Strategies in Statewide Transportation Plans

08-36/Task 68 Implications of New 8-Hour Control Strategy Development on Transportation Programs, Policies, and Projects

08-36/Task 69 Peer Review Sessions to be amended into NCHRP 8-36(53)

08-36/Task 70 Scoping Study for Statewide Travel Forecasting National Model

08-36/Task 71 Disclosure Avoidance Techniques to Improve ACS Data Availability

08-36/Task 72 Implementing Project Cost Estimation and Management Process Improvements

08-36/Task 73 Adding Resilience to the Freight System in Statewide and Metropolitan Transportation Plans: Developing a Conceptual Approach

08-36/Task 74 Customer Research Practices and Applications in Transportation

08-36/Task 75 Research Finders

08-36/Task 76 Conference on Best Practices in Meeting SAFETEA-LU Requirements in the Statewide Transportation Planning Process

08-36/Task 78 Small Community Research and Peer Exchange

08-36/Task 79 Scoping Study for a Freight Data Exchange Network

08-36/Task 80 Synthesis of State Practices in Developing Linear Referencing Systems

08-36/Task 81 Enhancing the American Community Survey Data as a Source for Home-to-Work Flows

08-36/Task 83 Transportation Planning Partnerships to Enhance National Parks and Gateway Communities

08-36/Task 84 Asset Management of Environmental Mitigation Features

08-36/Task 85 Congestion Pricing and Investment Requirements

08-36/Task 86 Corridor Approaches to Integrating Land Transportation and Land Use

08-36/Task 87 SCOP Strategic Planning

08-36/Task 88 Transportation Research Programs to Address Energy and Climate Change

08-36/Task 89 Evaluating and Communicating Model Results: Guidebook for Planners

08-36/Task 90 Best Practices in the Use of Microsimulation Models

08-36/Task 91 Validation and Sensitivity Considerations for Statewide Models

08-36/Task 93 Road Pricing Communication Practices

08-36/Task 94 Integrated State and Local Government Policy Approaches to Transportation and Climate Change

08-36/Task 95 Virtual Conference on Transportation Planning Research Needs

08-36/Task 96 Selecting and Using Advanced Travel Demand Modeling Tools - A Peer Exchange

08-36/Task 97A Towards Quantitative Safety Planning: Implementation of PLANSAFE

08-36/Task 97B Towards Quantitative Safety Planning: Implementation Support

08-36/Task 98 Improving Home-to-Work and Employment Data for Transportation Planning

08-36/Task 99 How We Travel: A Sustainable National Program for Travel Data

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