This knowledge explores initiatives undertaken by transit agencies across the country to improve diversity and inclusion within the industry. The report documents how these programs have evolved over the last 20 years and how they have been successful. In addition to the research report, this document also includes a toolkit and guidance for implementing diversity programs as well as a series of additional resources.
TPM Newsletter – Spring 2022 | Marketing/CommunicationsOrganizational Management, Resilience, System Performance
The Spring 2022 issue is focused on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and features the following articles and content:
- Implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law within Transportation Agencies
- Welcome from the AASHTO CPBM Chair
- Gearing up to Invest in Transportation Resilience
- Infrastructure Resilience in Colorado
- AASHTO Supporting States on Implementation of IIJA/BIL
- NCHRP Proposal to Develop a Highway Asset Risk and Resilience Manual
- TPM Q&A with Steve Gaj
- Steve Gaj Memories and Tributes
- Featured Transportation Research
- Save the Date
- Get Involved in a CPBM Subcommittee or Work Group
Web resources available at https://www.assetvalueguide.com
State transportation agencies are stewards for public infrastructure assets that are essential to economic vitality, public safety, and quality of life. Accurate, relevant, and reliable asset valuation is crucial for decision-making to ensure the effective, efficient, and economical management of these public assets.
Congress required, through the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP 21), enacted in 2012, that each state transportation agency develop and implement a risk-based transportation asset management plan (TAMP) that includes a valuation of pavements and bridges on the National Highway System (NHS). State transportation agencies are complying with the requirements through various approaches, but have struggled to incorporate asset valuation into their asset management practices and infrastructure investment and management decisions in a consistent, meaningful way. Practices have been developed and used internationally for incorporating asset valuation into an organization’s financial statements and decision-making processes, and some guidance has been produced in the United States, but such practices have not been much used in this country. Research is needed to make a detailed assessment of the issues and present practical guidelines and procedures for valuation of public-sector transportation assets in the United States and use of valuation in transportation system and asset management decision-making.
This research collected insights from over 100 metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) through a literature review, surveys, roundtables, and information forums. The guide presents these insights as strategies for MPO organizational success and key research findings to overcome the many challenges facing MPOs today.
Implementation of the AASHTO Guide for Enterprise Risk Management | Research Report
This report presents pilots with three different agencies as they applied the strategies and practices identified in the AASHTO Guide for Enterprise Risk Management and smaller case studies from several more agencies. Many agencies mitigate risk on a daily basis without realizing or formalizing the process. This study seeks to raise awareness for systematic risk management across the agency including a risk community of practice, peer exchanges, webinars, and outreach. Checkout the report to learn more about the process of risk management and how it helped out these agencies. Alongside the report, the researchers also produced a presentation, a risk assessment tool, a budget template and a webinar video, all available from the external link.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Guide for State DOTs | Research ReportEmissions, Environment
This WebResource describes methods State DOTs may implement to assess and reduce their GHG emissions. The resource includes self-assessment tools, an overview of climate change issues, a framework for addressing GHG emissions, and numerous resources and links. The report organizes around nine functional areas of the agency, with cross-cutting topics to pull it all together. Through the discussions, tools, and resources in each section, the report provides support for reducing emissions across all stages of a project, from policy and planning to construction and maintenance. It also reviews stakeholder communication, partnerships with other agencies, and federal or state requirements. Readers may use this guide and its flexible presentation for addressing specific areas within an agency or to adopt an agency-wide approach.
Guide to Pedestrian Analysis | Research ReportSafety, System Performance
The NCHRP Research Report 992: Guide to Pedestrian Analysis spells out several methods for conducting pedestrian traffic analyses. The report identifies analyses based on volume, safety, operations, and service quality. All of these analyses form a broader picture focused on improving active transportation and multimodal transportation in cities and regions around the country. The report presents evaluation methods which align with the Highway Capacity Manual. In addition to the report content, the researchers also developed and identified supplemental resources including presentations from a peer exchange workshop, computational engines, and an additional report on HCM pedestrian methods for sustainable and safe communities.
Example Practices for Performance-Driven Programming | Research ReportAsset Management, Safety, System Performance
This report promotes the experiences of four State DOTs and five MPOs as they apply performance-based planning and programming and align investment decisions with federal performance measures. Other agencies and organizations may use these examples to advance their own practices, specifically in the areas of safety, infrastructure condition, and system performance.
This 2022 California TAMP is a Draft for Public Comment. The California TAMP describes the vision for how good asset management will help to deliver broad transportation goals and fundamental objectives supported by information on current asset conditions, the desired conditions in the future, and the likely conditions given future funding scenarios.The TAMP is also a key requirement of California law and of Federal regulations. California law (Senate Bill 486) requires Caltrans to develop an asset management plan for the State Highway System, as determined by the California Transportation Commission. Federal regulations (23 CFR 515) require an asset management plan for pavements and bridges on the National Highway System, including those owned by Caltrans and other federal, state and local agencies. This document is intended to meet both sets of requirements.
TCRP Synthesis 158: Cybersecurity in Transit Systems | Research ReportSafety
As more systems go online and more workers shift to remote work, cybersecurity issues only continue to rise in risk and intensity. This research report identifies and tracks such trends. Findings cover teleworking and remote workers, contactless customer service, real-time information updating, transit-on-demand services and platforms, and cyber resilience within transit agencies.
NCHRP Research Report 985 presents a flexible process framework for fully integrating the performance, asset, and risk management across an agency. The process outlined in the report may be uniquely adapted to each agency's current and future needs. It includes five key areas for management integration: approach to integration, data and software needs, personnel and skills, policy and agency structure, and resource requirements.