NATIONAL COOPERATIVE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM
About this Guide
Many transportation agencies are recognizing the importance of sustainability—in terms of concern for the environment, community health and vitality, and economic development, now and into the future. However, these agencies often struggle to apply sustainability in their core activities. This guidebook provides a flexible framework through which transportation agencies can apply the concepts of sustainability through performance measurement. NCHRP Project 8-74, “Sustainability Performance Measures for State DOTs and Other Transportation Agencies,” includes this guidebook, the enclosed CD-ROM, and a research report. The research report forms the basis for the research approach and is available at the NCHRP Project 8-74 website. The research report offers
Background on sustainability definitions and issues,
- Theory on how to apply sustainability,
- Performance measurement for sustainability, and
- Detailed references and resource material.
The guidebook will help you, your partners who are familiar with how sustainability applies to your work and are ready to design performance measures, and other transportation professionals:
- Establish and use sustainability performance measures to evaluate your programs and
- Gauge the effectiveness of these strategies in implementing sustainability.
About the National Cooperative Highway Research Program
“The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) conducts research in problem areas that affect highway planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance nationwide.”