Volume 1 Issue 19 | August 6, 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 5: Traffic Congestion and Emissions Reductions Target Setting
  • August 26, 2020 - 2PM EDT
This webinar focuses on transportation agency target setting for federal PM3 CMAQ measures. Presentations will address decision analysis methods for setting targets, making CMAQ targets meaningful to the public, and target setting and related planning and programming challenges.

COVID-19

State departments of transportation are actively supporting their residents, businesses and local communities in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak. And in turn, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is working to support state DOTs in those efforts.

AASHTO remains committed to responsibly following federal and state recommended workplace actions related to COVID-19. We hope you’ll find the resources available at https://www.transportation.org/home/covid19/ useful.

If AASHTO staff can assist you with comments or questions regarding COVID-19, please email us at committeeonplanning@aashto.org.
Industry News
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION

As talks of open streets continue, so does push to close racial disparities across Richmond’s districts
Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
Houston City Council Sets New Rules Aimed At Creating Walkable, Transit-Friendly Streets
KUHF Radio

Two-Wheel Traffic Up on Bridges, But Cash-Strapped City Can’t Expand Crowded Bike Lanes
The City

White lines? Cyclists need more
ITS International

ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

Why we need to build urbanism into climate policy
GreenBiz commentary

FREIGHT
 
Do ports need to rethink their planning practices? 
Port Technology International

INFRASTRUCTURE

What’s in store for the future of infrastructure?
Infrastructure

MOBILITY 

The Problem With ‘Mobility as a Service’
CityLab

MPOs
 
AI Helps Regional Approach To City Planning In Western Michigan
MiBiz

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority adopts $539M funding program to reduce congestion in the region
Fairfax County Times

Delaware County, Indiana Commissioners To Put Railroad Spur Into Service
Muncie Journal

PLANNING
 
Arizona DOT's Innovative Approach to Virtual Public Involvement
AASHTO ETAP Podcast

Met Council, Hennepin County will find alternative route for Blue Line Extension without BNSF
Mass Transit

Bureau of Transportation Statistics Adds County Transportation Profiles
Bureau of Transportation Statistics

ROADWAYS

COVID-19 causes highway construction boom in parts of country, bust in others
Scripps Media

New Online Dashboard Tracks Traffic Crash Trends In Austin
Austin Monitor

WV DOH releases list of projects for Medical Access Roads Program
WV News

ODOT Seeks Feedback on Five Proposals for I-205 Tolling
Canby Now Podcast
 
ITD updates Traffic Tracker tool to show historical data
Idaho Transportation Department

TECHNOLOGY

Hawaii DOT Launches Connected Vehicle Pilot On Ala Moana Boulevard/Nimitz Highway
University of Hawai’i

TRANSIT
 
As Transit Systems Brace For Cuts, the Last Recession Is a Warning
CityLab