Developing a SMART Framework and Practitioner Toolkit to Enhance the Public Health Benefits of Transportation Infrastructure

The goal of this task of the SMART initiative is to expand the conceptual SMART framework that CARTEEH has developed and identify a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics for transportation-health pathways, which will be based on the 14 Pathways to Health (1) that have been developed by CARTEEH researchers. Activities conducted in this task include: Ongoing engagement with stakeholders to ensure framework meets the needs of practitioners and can be easily and usefully implemented in the planning of transportation infrastructure. (1) Literature review to document existing frameworks for public health, including those developed by transportation professionals and public health professionals. (2) Research on and development of metrics for transportation-health pathways to determine the public health impacts and benefits of transportation infrastructure projects. Measures will be oriented to practitioners, user friendly, and will be applicable to transportation infrastructure. Metrics will utilize a combination of qualitative and quantitative measures to provide a wide range of stakeholders the ability to utilize the framework regardless of their agency’s technical expertise. (3) Research on and documentation of strategies, methods, models, and practitioner’s guidance that transportation agencies can implement to improve the health impacts of transportation infrastructure projects for each of the transportation-health pathways. (4) Preparation of implementation plan for development of a web-based tool for application of framework by practitioners.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $84286
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Project Managers:

    Khreis, Haneen

    Stoeltje, Gretchen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ettelman, Ben

  • Start Date: 20200901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Source Data: 05-40-TTI

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01762702
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747128
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2021 2:52PM