Office of Policy Planning
Abbreviations in this issue:
DOD - Department of Defense
GAO - U.S. Government Accountability Office
NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Multimodal Transportation Best Practices and Model Element - This report provides guidance in developing a multimodal transportation element of a local government comprehensive plan.
- Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros - This report ranks the country’s top 30 metropolitan areas based on the amount of commercial development in Walkable Urban Places.
- GAO Reports
- Traffic Safety: Alcohol Ignition Interlocks Are Effective While Installed; Less Is Known about How to Increase Installation Rates - This report discusses the ignition interlock effectiveness and the extent to which NHTSA has assisted states in implementing ignition interlock programs, including the grant program.
- Public Transportation: Federal Role Key to Rural and Tribal Transit, GAO-14-589 - This report examines (1) Federal Transit Administration's funding, oversight, and other support for the rural transit program; (2) changes in services, ridership, and costs since 2009; and (3) challenges that rural and tribal transit providers face and possible actions to address them.
- Climate Change Adaptation: DOD Can Improve Infrastructure Planning and Processes to Better Account for Potential Impacts - This report describes potential impacts identified by DOD that may affect its infrastructure; evaluates DOD's efforts to conduct vulnerability assessments; assesses how DOD is accounting for climate change impacts in certain planning efforts; and evaluates the extent to which DOD incorporates adaptation into its infrastructure-investment efforts.
- Modal Shift and High-Speed Rail: A Review of the Current Literature - This report provides a review of scholarly literature with direct relevance to the topic of modal shift and high-speed rail .
- Miscellaneous Reports
- The Renewable Fuel Standard: Issues for 2014 and Beyond - This report evaluates the supply of renewable fuels required under the Renewable Fuel Standard and discusses the challenges of implementing and complying with it.
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