Volume 1 Issue 17 | July 23, 2020
Transportation Planning Newsletter
Chair: Kristina Swallow, Nevada DOT Vice Chair: Lynn Weiskopf, New York State DOT

The Committee on Planning addresses all aspects of the transportation planning process including federal regulations, current industry practices, and emerging approaches and concepts. The committee is dedicated to providing State DOTs the expertise, resources and tools they need to implement a robust planning process within their agencies that is multimodal, multidisciplinary, innovative and consensus-oriented.
Committee News
TPM Target Settings Five-Part Webinar Miniseries
Announcing a special five-part webinar miniseries addressing topics in transportation performance management (TPM). Each session will include an FHWA-led introduction followed by expert presentations and audience Q&A. Register today or learn more on the AASHTO TPM Portal at: https://www.tpm-portal.com/tpmmini

The Transportation Performance Management (TPM) pooled fund project helps contributing members to research and assess training and educational needs, develop and deliver training, and facilitate the sharing and retention of performance management best practices. The TPM Portal website is part of this effort, intended to showcase PM best practices, foster collaboration, and serve as a repository for PM resources.
Episode 3: Highway Infrastructure Target Setting
  • August 5, 2020 - 2PM EDT
This webinar focuses on state target setting for federal PM2 infrastructure condition measures. This webinar will cover specific target setting issues related to pavements and bridges, including data considerations, collaboration and coordination with partner agencies and aligning TPM projections and agency plan goals.


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Industry News

DC-area leaders approve transportation network to serve walkers, cyclists
WTOP Radio

Hundreds of free Uber e-bikes coming to WNY for proposed 'transportation libraries'
Buffalo News


Governor Cuomo Announces Nation-Leading Initiatives to Expand Electric Vehicle Use to Combat Climate Change
New York Governor’s Office

Florida Moves Ahead With More Electric-Vehicle Plans
Tampa Bay Times

A Plunge in Mass Transit Ridership Deals a Huge Blow to Climate Change Mitigation
InsideClimate News
Boston to look at whether delivery vans can be replaced by electric cargo bikes
Universal Hub

Report: High-Tide Flooding Broke Records Last Year. It Will Probably Keep Getting Worse.
Route Fifty

Caltrans unveils Freight Mobility Plan
Transportation Today

Court Denies RIDOT’s Motion for Judgment in Truck Tolling Case
Transport Topics

How the ‘15-Minute City’ Could Help Post-Pandemic Recovery
Bloomberg CityLab


Report highlights mobility “gamechangers” for post-COVID cities
Cities Today

Design Moves Forward On Wilmington Urban Area MPO Office  

Bay County TPO denies agreement to pay public transit workers hazard pay

NOACA policy on interchanges will address economic inequities in regional development caused by interstate highways
Plain Dealer

Illinois rolls out $3 billion transportation plan
State Journal-Register

$475,000 Grant Will Help Drive Santa Barbara County’s Active Transportation Planning

Report: Interstate Highway System Facing Multiple Challenges
AASHTO Journal

Study looking at I-64, I-664 corridors

Seattle receives national recognition for preventing crashes with lower speed limits
City of Seattle


Vanderbilt, Tennessee DOT awarded grant from USDOT to enhance I-24 Smart Corridor development with Artificial Intelligence
Vanderbilt University

Public Transit Officials Fear Virus Could Send Systems Into ‘Death Spiral’
New York Times

After light rail failure, GoRaleigh's new plan puts focus on buses
Triangle Business Journal
San Jose, Calif., Eyes Out-of-the-Box Transit Options
Mercury News

Purple Line project delays, cost overruns reveal long-brewing problems
Washington Post

Bay Area mass transit’s future in jeopardy experts say

To Fight Racism, Transit Has a Key Role
Bloomberg CityLab commentary

How does Ridesourcing Substitute for Public Transit Network?
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

Accelerating Decarbonization in the United States: Technology, Policy, and Societal Dimensions: Meeting #2

TRB Webinar: Measures of Performance for Operating a Reliable Transportation System