Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning. Task 53. Peer Review Capacity Building Partnership: Best Practices in Non-Traditional Performance Measures, Multimodal Goods Movement Tradeoffs, Safety, Reliability, and State Funding

In the past decade, states and metropolitan areas have taken on significantly greater responsibilities for improving the effectiveness of their transportation planning and decision-making processes. To fulfill those responsibilities, state departments of transportation (DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) have had to continually improve their procedures, their tools, their processes, and their capabilities to meet the broad, complex challenges they face in providing the most effective transportation systems for their areas. An important method for achieving improvement within planning processes at the state and MPO levels has been peer exchange sessions aimed at identifying and sharing best practices. These exchanges have proven effective in encouraging practitioners to build on the experiences of their colleagues from other organizations in tailoring new approaches into their planning and decision making processes. There is a need for more such exchanges on selected topics of interest to state DOTs and MPOs. The objective of this project is to create a mechanism for transportation peer exchanges focused on five subject areas of mutual concern to state DOT and MPO practitioners.


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  • 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
  • Project Managers:

    McCready, Ronald

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    100 Cambridge Park Drive
    Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Start Date: 20041008
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20060515
  • Source Data: RiP Project 11662

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  • Accession Number: 01557244
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-36, Task
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Mar 19 2015 1:01AM