December 2010 Posts

Helping the Public go Multi-Modal

December 21, 2010

Written by James Wong.

As we talk about multi-modal transportation networks, we tend to focus a lot on transit transfer stations, Park & Ride lots, and bike-friendly transit. There’s always the argument that every transit rider starts their trip as a pedestrian, so those are all multi-modal trips too. It seems that the focus is on how to bring networks together and build a more integrated system. But maybe what we need now is just to bring the information together for customers.

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$66 Million in Federal Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments

December 20, 2010

This message announces the availability of nearly $66 million in current or upcoming funding opportunities for state, local, and tribal governments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that can be used to support climate and energy initiatives, including energy efficiency, regional planning, and community education.

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New Forms of Mass Transit Gaining Steam

December 17, 2010

Written by Thomas Gonzales

Move over BRT (bus rapid transit)—there are some new faces up and coming in the world of transit technology. Two relatively obscure forms of mass transit, cable-propelled-transit (CPT) and personal rapid transit (PRT), seem to be receiving increased notice and recognition of late and may be headed for greater recognition as new forms of urban transit.

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Innovative Public Engagement Techniques for Transportation Projects

December 09, 2010

Have you ever wondered how you could more effectively engage the public and stakeholders in transportation projects? Participants at a recent workshop at the Portland office of Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) had an opportunity to see, hear, and touch the latest interactive public engagement tools being used by transportation professionals.

Presentation slides included.

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Let's Slow Things Down

December 05, 2010

Applying the principles of NCHRP 613 Guidelines for Selecting Speed Reduction Treatments at High Speed Intersections. This NCHRP research topic was the focus of a recent workshop in Bend, Oregon. Details about the session, as well as presentation slides are available for your reference.

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