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Posts Tagged ‘SAFETEA-LU’

Outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Program

Monday, June 16th, 2014
Table 1: Pilot Communities

The program was intended to “demonstrate the extent to which bicycling and walking can carry a significant part of the transportation load, and represent a major portion of the transportation solution, within selected communities.” Throughout the program to date, the four communities, each with unique physical and demographic characteristics, identified and implemented a locally devised strategy to significantly increase the use of nonmotorized transportation, along with the accompanying safety, environmental, and health benefits. This report represents the culmination of that initial implementation and analytical effort.

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Trends in Walking and Bicycling to School

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Figure 5. Arrival at school: 2007-8 to 2012.

These data provided a unique opportunity to analyze school travel patterns and to acquire an understanding how school- and household-level factors might have influenced school travel mode choices.

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Feasibility of Using GPS to Track Bicycle Lane Positioning

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Researchers have shown that GPS units in smartphones can be used to identify routes taken by cyclists, including whether cyclists deviate from shortest paths to use bike lanes and other facilities. Researchers previously have not reported whether GPS tracking can be used to monitor whether and how bicyclists actually use lanes on streets, where these lanes have been provided, or other types of facilities.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Joshua Schank, Eno Center for Transportation

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Dr. Joshua L. Schank is the President & CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation. Topics include:
Sustainable Funding for Transportation
Engagement at the Federal Level
Politicians & Citizen Engagement
Money for Transportation

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Guest on The Infra Blog, Greg Cohen, P.E., President & CEO, American Highway Users Alliance

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Greg Cohen is President of the American Highway Users Alliance. Mr. Cohen serves motorists and highway supporters as their advocate – pursuing federal policies that improve highway safety and reduce congestion.  Members of The Highway Users include 280 diverse businesses, AAA clubs, and non-profit associations that rely on safe and efficient roads to transport millions […]

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Pete Ruane, AICP – President & CEO, American Road & Transportation Builders Association

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Dr. T. Peter Ruane is the president and CEO of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), a 110-year old national federation of public and private transportation construction interests with 6,000 members headquartered in Washington, D.C.  He has over 40 years of diversified experience in the economic development, transportation, construction and national defense fields. […]

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Transportation Bill Excluded from House Summer Legislative Agenda

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Transportation Issues Daily Enacting a new surface transportation bill did not make it onto the list of summer legislative priorities announced last Friday by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Nor did extending SAFETEA-LU, which expires on July 1, though the memo does mention the House will consider some “stop-gap measures.” What makes this even more […]

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Equity in Transportation for People with Disabilities

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Congress is currently debating reauthorization of the surface transportation bill, with heated debate over spending amounts and policy needs. As the nation considers its transportation policy for the 21st century, it is crucial to consider the needs of all individuals living in the United States, especially those who have traditionally been left behind.

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Outcomes of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Section 1807 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) P.L. 109-59 established the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP) in August 2005.1 Over the span of 4 years, the NTPP provided roughly $25 million annually in contract authority allocated equally among four pilot communities (Columbia, Missouri; Marin County, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Sheboygan County, Wisconsin) “to construct … a network of nonmotorized transportation infrastructure facilities, including sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and pedestrian and bicycle trails, that connect directly with transit stations, schools, residences, businesses, recreation areas, and other community activity centers.

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Why a 60-day Extension of SAFETEA-LU Is Problematic

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Transportation Issues Daily
A sixty-day extension of SAFETEA-LU sounds like enough time for Congress to negotiate and pass a multi-year bill, doesn’t it? Maybe not.

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