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Policy Planning / Programs & Services / Weekly Briefs / 08/25/2014

Weekly Briefs - August 25, 2014

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Abbreviations in this issue:

  1. A Multi-Modal Approach to Economic Development in the Metropolitan Area Transportation Planning Process - This white paper provides a review of research and current practices of integrating economic development goals in metropolitan area transportation planning.
  2. Using Truck Fleet Data in Combination with Other Data Sources for Freight Modeling and Planning - This project investigates the use of ATRI’s truck GPS data for statewide freight performance measurement, statewide freight truck flow analysis, and other freight planning and modeling applications.
  3. Seaport Governance Models: How Florida’s Seaports Compare to U.S. and International Models - This report examines the existing seaport governance models and determines if there is enough evidence to support changing the current regional governance structure for Florida seaports.
  4. Transportation Investments in Response to Economic Downturns - This report examines lessons learned and impacts from the states' management of the transportation component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. It provides guidance for federal and state officials on the best ways to use stimulus funds for transportation in the future and methods for evaluating such investments.
  5. Budget Issues: Opportunities to Reduce Federal Fiscal Exposures Through Greater Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather - This testimony discusses (1) federal fiscal exposures resulting from climate-related and extreme weather impacts on critical infrastructure and federal lands, and (2) how improved federal technical assistance to all levels of government can help reduce climate-related fiscal exposures.
  6. Miscellaneous Reports
    • Multimodal Transportation Indicators - This document provides quarterly trend data on safety, Economy, Fuel Prices, End-User Prices, Passenger Usage, Freight Usage, System Performance, and Capital Expenditures.
    • Restore: Commercial and Mixed-use Development Trends in the Rocky Mountain West - This report examines the commercial and mixed-use development landscape, and provides in-depth analysis of 32 towns and cities in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho to help determine how developers, investors, government officials and business owners can properly capitalize on these trends.

For further information contact Monica Zhong or phone (850) 414-4808