Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance on Performance Measures/Management


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The Transportation Planning Process: Key Issues: A Briefing Notebook for Transportation Decision-Makers Officials and Staff
This book provides government officials, transportation decisionmakers, planning board members, and transportation service providers with an overview of transportation planning. It contains a basic understanding of key concepts in statewide and metropolitan transportation planning, along with references for additional information. This book was updated in 2015 to reflect recent changes in Federal legislation.
Planning Emphasis Areas for Federal Fiscal Year 2016
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) request that State DOTs and MPOs give priority to the following emphasis areas in their updated unified planning work programs (UPWP) and statewide planning and research programs: MAP-21 Implementation, Regional Models of Cooperation, and Ladders of Opportunity. These three priorities are included in Secretary Foxx's strategic objectives for the Surface Transportation Program.
Guidebook on Statewide Travel Forecasting
This guidebook reviews the state-of-the-practice statewide travel forecasting. It focuses on those techniques that have been considered essential to good statewide travel forecasting. In addition, this guidebook presents specialized and advanced techniques of potential interest to persons involved in statewide travel forecasting.
Transportation Planning and Asset Management
As transportation planners and metropolitan planning organizations evaluate current system conditions and alternate future scenarios to make informed decisions on allocating resources, they must balance funding realities with mobility needs; public expectations; and community, legislative, and environmental considerations. Transportation asset management provides a valuable tool to maximize system performance, improve customer satisfaction, and minimize life-cycle costs. (August 2006)
SAFETEA-LU: Interim Guidance for Implementing SAFETEA-LU Provisions Planning, Environment, and Air Quality for FHWA Authorities
FHWA interim guidance is intended for the use of FHWA and FTA field offices in working with their State/local planning partners and grantees in implementing SAFETEA-LU.
SAFETEA-LU: Interim Guidance for Implementing Key SAFETEA-LU Provisions on Planning, Environment, and Air Quality for Joint FHWA/FTA Authorities
FHWA/FTA interim guidance is intended for the use of FHWA and FTA field offices in working with their State/local planning partners and grantees in implementing SAFETEA-LU.
SAFETEA-LU: Transition and Implementation of SAFETEA-LU Planning Provisions
This link provides additional "clarifying information/guidance" on the transition and implementation of the SAFETEA-LU planning provisions.
Serving Rural America
This guide provides information on the Department’s grants, programs, and initiatives designed to meet the USDOT’s transportation goals for rural America (2007).
For more information about the TPCB program, contact Michelle Noch at FHWA (202-366-9206) or Tonya Holland at FTA (202-493-0283).

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