As new technologies are developed in the field of transportation, agencies have the opportunity to collect more data than ever before. In this report, agencies are introduced to an eight step framework for managing this new big data and incorporating it into asset management. The eight steps start with gaining an understanding of big data, then walk through the process for piloting a big data test environment. The steps end with demonstrating the value of the data to other business units and executives and set up a formal storage environment. Supporting this report are several additional tools, including a data management capability self-assessment, a catalog tool, and more information on data governance.
Transportation Asset Management in a COVID-19 World | DocumentWebinar/VideoAsset Management, Economy, System Performance
This TRB Circular report covers the discussions of CEOs from state, regional, and transit agencies on the topic of the pandemic, and how it has impacted their agencies' planned investments. The webinar, from July 2020, featured six panelists from Pennsylvania, Utah, Kansas, California, Maryland, and DC. They explored the immediate impacts of the pandemic to their operations, the challenges three months in, and some of their creative solutions. The key messages emerging from the discussions were returning to normal, approaching the problems, and putting people first.
MULTIPLAN 2045 | Plan
The 2045 Mississippi Unified Long-Range Transportation Infrastructure Plan is currently in progress, and the previous MULTIPLAN 2040 is no longer accessible over the internet. The final draft of the plan is undergoing revision and an environmental impact study is being conducted, so the public review period is expected to begin soon.
Performance-based planning and programming connects the day-to-day asset management decisions with a broader long-range plan, and it unites both under a common set of goals. On this FHWA webpage, you can find more information on the topic and links to performance-based planning resources.
Moving Forward RI 2040 | Plan
The most recent version of Rhode Island's long range plan was published as a draft in fall 2020 with a final version expected following the public comment period. The plan covers the state's vision, trends, infrastructure and financial needs, performance measures, and future projects.
Reliability is an increasingly important measure for transit performance as transit must compete with other mobility service providers. In this guide, public transit agencies and and other stakeholders are instructed on the value of measuring reliability and how to address the reliability issues for several different environments. The guide examples focus on fixed-route bus service, as it is the most common mode of transit in the US and globally, but the methodology may be applied to other modes as well. It presents the three key components of reliability: short wait times, on-time arrivals, and consistent travel times. Three perspectives are also addressed in the guide; these are customer, agency, and operator perspectives.
FDOT Source Book | WebsiteBridge, Freight, Pavement, Safety, System Performance
The FDOT Source Book presents key system performance indicators. It also documents mobility trends and insights into emerging technologies and innovations. Traditionally available in a PDF, the 2020 Source Book is the first version to be published online.
This plan outlines the policy framework to address multimodal system development in Illinois. It centers around the five performance goals of economy, livability, mobility, resiliency, and stewardship and defines performance measures to track progress.
The California Transportation Plan 2050 focuses on developing a transportation system which supports communities, advances racial and economic justice, and improves public and environmental health across California. After an analysis of the current trends and conditions, the plan details fourteen recommendations for achieving their 2050 goals and outlines the next steps in implementation. In addition to the main plan document, five other elements contribute to the development and results: Strategies Element, Technical Analysis Element, Plan Development Element, Financial Element, and Implementation Element.
This guidebook presents Integrated Corridor Management (ICM), which is a multimodal and multi-agency method for coordinating the operations of a corridor, including highways, arterial roads, and transit systems. Through the use of technology, data, and multi-agency institutional frameworks, ICM helps mitigate the challenges of congestion along key corridors. This guide highlights why agencies should use ICM and walks through the process for applying it.
NCHRP Research Report 930 provides an update to the Security 101 report released in 2009. The update includes current advancements in transportation security and the constantly evolving threats facing transportation agencies, specifically cyber-attacks. The seven chapters of this guidebook cover fundamental parts of strategies, management tactics and planning for physical and cyber security. Chapter 1 covers risk management and assessment. Chapter 2 provides the components of a security plan. Chapters 3 and 4 cover countermeasures and the specifics of cybersecurity, respectively. Chapter 5 presents trainings and exercises for preparing the agency workforce, and chapter 6 discusses the protection of infrastructure with an increased focus on resilience. Lastly, chapter 7 reviews laws and directives from the federal government.
Texas's current long range plan expands on the work in the Texas Transportation Plan (TTP) 2040 and extends the planning and guidance to 2050. Through collaboration with organizations ranging from local communities and private companies to metropolitan planning organizations and transit officials. It is multimodal, covering bicycle, pedestrian, public transit, aviation, ferries, and passenger rail as well as highway and freight. Texas even distinguishes the needs of their rural transportation network with a specific section in the 2050 plan.