RES2016-10: Green Generates Green

This project reflects a collaboration between Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and project team members from the University of Tennessee aiming to understand and improve Tennessee’s transportation system sustainability and design a plan of action. The project team members started by using results from text analytics to determine sustainability actions discussed in the literature and taken by other state departments of transportation. The result was a series of well-defined performance measures developed by team members. The performance measures highlight the ease with which TDOT personnel can transfer cost-effective green practices from other places to their divisions. Furthermore, in line with the “green generated green” concept, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis are used to provide examples of sustainable strategies and their impacts in terms of performance measures. A TDOT Division Directors’ survey provides a baseline of sustainability practices, and indicated a willingness to embrace sustainability concepts. Using this information, the report provides concrete action items for next steps that TDOT can take to implement specific sustainability strategies. Finally, potential funding sources for recommended sustainable projects provide methods for implementation.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $162385
  • Contract Numbers:

    RES2016-10

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Managing Organizations:

    Tennessee Department of Transportation

    James K. Polk Building
    Fifth and Deaderick Street
    Nashville, TN  United States  37243-0349
  • Performing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Center

    University of Tennessee
    309 Conference Center Building
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37996-4133
  • Principal Investigators:

    Cherry, Christopher

  • Start Date: 20151001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180901
  • Actual Completion Date: 20180901
  • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01763104
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: RES2016-10
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 2 2021 10:16AM