Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 59. Transportation and Health

This research report investigates how states and metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) are addressing health issues -- and in particular, physical activity -- through their transportation planning process, and to document emerging practices and working relationships in this area. An Internet-based survey was conducted of state departments of transportation (DOT), MPOs, and public health agencies to identify activities that they are undertaking to address physical activity and health through transportation planning. National experts on this topic also were contacted to identify noteworthy activities at the state and regional level. The report concludes with lessons learned from the case studies as well as recommendations for state DOTs and MPOs interested in addressing health issues in their transportation plans.


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-36, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics

    555 12th Street
    Suite 1600
    Oakland, CA  United States  94607
  • Principal Investigators:

    Porter, Christopher

  • Start Date: 20050826
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20061201
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38712

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549630
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 6 2015 1:00AM