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By Josias Zietsman; National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.; National Cooperative Highway Research Program.; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.; United States. Federal Highway Administration.; et al

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Job-housing access, 6. Air quality, 7. Energy use, 8. Natural resource preservation, 9. Infill and reinvestment, 10. Peak period utilization, and 11. Facility condition (highways only). For this analysis, each measure is reported individually. The performance measures are not weighted, and the results are not converted into any type of overall score. The results of each project evaluation are presented to the sponsors and will be used to prioritize the list of projects for inclusion in the GO TO 2040 plan.

Sustainability is just a new word – On the other hand, some agencies see the concept of sustainability as simply a new trend, repackaging long-standing concepts. ” Domestic Agency Challenges As agencies work to incorporate sustainability principles, several themes have emerged about the challenges these agencies face. • Turning goals into measurable actions – Many agencies are able to identify, agree upon, and set goals that include concepts of sustainability but are finding it more difficult to implement programs that will help lead to achieving these goals.

The case studies illustrate the wide variety of approaches to address sustainability, as well as common themes and challenges. Many transportation agencies currently implement various programs for sustainability and sustainability performance measurement. Fourteen transportation agencies were selected for detailed case studies as part of this research. Another emerging topic in sustainability performance measurement application deals with the development of rating systems for sustainability. The first part of this chapter describes the findings from the case studies.

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