Electric Vehicle Myths | ArticleEmissions, Environment
This article, published by the Environmental Protection Agency, answers questions surrounding six common myths about electric vehicles. It provides straightforward answers and offers up additional resources for further investigation. The six myths are:
- Myth #1: Electric vehicles are worse for the climate than gasoline cars because of the power plant emissions.
- Myth #2: Electric vehicles don’t have enough range to handle daily travel demands.
- Myth #3: Electric vehicles only come as sedans.
- Myth #4: There is nowhere to charge.
- Myth #5: Electric vehicles are worse for the climate than gasoline cars because of battery manufacturing.
- Myth #6: Electric vehicles are not as safe as comparable gasoline vehicles.
New Mexico DOT TAMP 2022 | PlanAsset Management, Bridge, Pavement
NMDOT's 2022 TAMP provides an assessment of the condition of pavements and bridges on the Interstate and National Highway System and identifies future performance gaps based on current and anticipated finances and asset conditions. It also includes a description of the project selection process, how cost estimates are determined, the details of NMDOT’s financial plan, and an assessment of the risks inherent in managing such an expansive set of assets.
Publisher: New Mexico Department of Transportation
Indiana DOT TAMP 2022 | PlanAsset Management, Bridge, Pavement
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has developed a TAMP with the goal is to achieve and sustain a desired state of good repair over the life cycle of the assets at a practical cost. The 10-year outlook of the 2022 TAMP streamlines with INDOT's 20-year plan to fully fund the asset management plan for bridges, large culverts, and roads.
On Sensors in Transportation Asset Management: Applications of Data Science and Mathematical Modelling | Guide/ManualSafety
This study considers existing intelligent highways components, such as sensors and remote surveys, and the data they collect, and how their use might be expanded to other purposes, such as incident response.
Publisher: The University of Bristol
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Program: GHG Mitigation Measure Policy Directive | ArticleEmissions, Environment
This policy brief describes the GHG Mitigation Measures Policy Directive adopted by the Transportation Commission for Colorado DOT in May 2022. The policy establishes ongoing processes for measuring, validating, and reporting GHG mitigation measures as set out in a December 2021 standard.
Highway Infrastructure Inspection Practices for the Digital Age (2022) | Research Report
This report details the deployment of state-of-the-art technology for the inspection of highway infrastructure during construction and maintenance activities.
TPM Newsletter – Spring 2022 | Marketing/CommunicationsOrganizational Management, Resilience, System Performance
The Spring 2022 issue is focused on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and features the following articles and content:
- Implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law within Transportation Agencies
- Welcome from the AASHTO CPBM Chair
- Gearing up to Invest in Transportation Resilience
- Infrastructure Resilience in Colorado
- AASHTO Supporting States on Implementation of IIJA/BIL
- NCHRP Proposal to Develop a Highway Asset Risk and Resilience Manual
- TPM Q&A with Steve Gaj
- Steve Gaj Memories and Tributes
- Featured Transportation Research
- Save the Date
- Get Involved in a CPBM Subcommittee or Work Group
Publisher: AASHTO, CPBM, The Transportation Pooled Fund
Asset Management Decision-Making For Infrastructure Systems | DocumentBook
This textbook provides a framework for infrastructure asset management decision-making, including how data are used to build models and assessing the effectiveness of investments.
Publisher: Springer Cham
Montana DT TAMP 2022 | PlanAsset Management, Bridge, Pavement
The 2022 TAMP is MDT's third TAMP. The 2022 update continues to support agency efforts in achieving short-term performance targets and making progress toward MDT’s vision for Interstate and Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) pavements and bridges. Considered is physical conditions, life-cycle planning analysis, investment scenarios and risks for pavements and bridges, a roadmap for future investment strategies, and expected levels of performance.
Publisher: Montana Department of Transportation
Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Bridges and Structures | Guide/Manual, Pooled FundAsset Management, Bridge
This pooled fund supports AASHTO SCOBS (Special Committee on Bridges and Structures ) T-19.
Publisher: Transportation Pooled Fund
Assessment of State DOT National Safety Performance Measures: CY2018 – CY2020 Data | PresentationSafety, System Performance
A presentation of preliminary DOT safety performance measures conducted in April 2022. It discusses the progress states have made toward the their safety targets and FHWA's Vision Zero safety goals.
Download the presentation here.
Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Strategies for Future Success | Guide/Manual
This research collected insights from over 100 metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) through a literature review, surveys, roundtables, and information forums. The guide presents these insights as strategies for MPO organizational success and key research findings to overcome the many challenges facing MPOs today.