COVID-19 Addendum to Critical Issues in Transportation | Research ReportAsset Management, Economy, Environment, Safety, System Performance
2020 saw the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and a social movement highlighting racial injustice. As individuals and agencies dealt with the many challenges and adjustments of this time, many of the issues central to transportation also changed. This addendum to the Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 explores the short- and long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on transportation in each of the areas defined in the original report.
Multi-Objective Decision Analysis (MODA) | Resource Set
Case Studies in Cross-Asset, Multi-Objective Resource Allocation (NCHRP Report 921) | Guide/Manual, Research Report
TPM Newsletter – Fall 2020 | Marketing/CommunicationsSystem Performance
The Fall 2020 issue of the TPM Newsletter is focused on COVID-19: TPM Impacts, and features the following articles and content:
- Welcome from the AASHTO CPBM Chair
- Reliability Target Setting Under Uncertainty
- PIARC T.C. 1.1 - Performance of Transport Administrations
- Global Insights: Learning from a Global Pandemic
- COVID-19 Survey Results
- Iowa DOT Works to Stabilize, Recover and Grow in Response to COVID-19
- Featured COVID-19 Resources
- Spotlight TPM Portal Resources
- Save the Date
FHWA Pavement Management & Performance | WebsiteAsset Management, Pavement
The Pavement Management & Performance program provides technical support to pavement managers, it participates in national policy discussions, and it studies emerging methods and technologies for collecting pavement data. Their homepage on FHWA's website contains a wealth of resources, including a series of quarterly pavement webinars and other publications. Explore the page for any resources that may be useful for improving pavement management.
As new technologies are developed in the field of transportation, agencies have the opportunity to collect more data than ever before. In this report, agencies are introduced to an eight step framework for managing this new big data and incorporating it into asset management. The eight steps start with gaining an understanding of big data, then walk through the process for piloting a big data test environment. The steps end with demonstrating the value of the data to other business units and executives and set up a formal storage environment. Supporting this report are several additional tools, including a data management capability self-assessment, a catalog tool, and more information on data governance.
Transportation Asset Management in a COVID-19 World | DocumentWebinar/VideoAsset Management, Economy, System Performance
This TRB Circular report covers the discussions of CEOs from state, regional, and transit agencies on the topic of the pandemic, and how it has impacted their agencies' planned investments. The webinar, from July 2020, featured six panelists from Pennsylvania, Utah, Kansas, California, Maryland, and DC. They explored the immediate impacts of the pandemic to their operations, the challenges three months in, and some of their creative solutions. The key messages emerging from the discussions were returning to normal, approaching the problems, and putting people first.
MULTIPLAN 2045 | Plan
The 2045 Mississippi Unified Long-Range Transportation Infrastructure Plan is currently in progress, and the previous MULTIPLAN 2040 is no longer accessible over the internet. The final draft of the plan is undergoing revision and an environmental impact study is being conducted, so the public review period is expected to begin soon.
Performance-based planning and programming connects the day-to-day asset management decisions with a broader long-range plan, and it unites both under a common set of goals. On this FHWA webpage, you can find more information on the topic and links to performance-based planning resources.
Moving Forward RI 2040 | Plan
The most recent version of Rhode Island's long range plan was published as a draft in fall 2020 with a final version expected following the public comment period. The plan covers the state's vision, trends, infrastructure and financial needs, performance measures, and future projects.
Reliability is an increasingly important measure for transit performance as transit must compete with other mobility service providers. In this guide, public transit agencies and and other stakeholders are instructed on the value of measuring reliability and how to address the reliability issues for several different environments. The guide examples focus on fixed-route bus service, as it is the most common mode of transit in the US and globally, but the methodology may be applied to other modes as well. It presents the three key components of reliability: short wait times, on-time arrivals, and consistent travel times. Three perspectives are also addressed in the guide; these are customer, agency, and operator perspectives.
FDOT Source Book | WebsiteBridge, Freight, Pavement, Safety, System Performance
The FDOT Source Book presents key system performance indicators. It also documents mobility trends and insights into emerging technologies and innovations. Traditionally available in a PDF, the 2020 Source Book is the first version to be published online.