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Monthly archive for July 2017

Analysis of Built Environmental Features and Effects on Freight Activities

A 2005 study by Han et al estimated that illegal parking of parcel delivery vehicles was the third leading cause of urban non-recurring congestion behind vehicle crashes and construction. However, very little has been done to investigate the causes of illegal parking by trucks and develop mitigation

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Planning Transportation to Meet the Needs of an Aging Illinois: An Assessment

Illinois has for over a decade specifically addressed the transportation needs of older adults as part of its required Human Services Transportation Plans (HSTP). The state’s HST planning efforts in the 11 HSTP regions are intended to integrate with the ongoing work of the aging networks working

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Ranking Northeast Illinois New Starts Transit Potential Expansion for Metra and CTA

(Center Identification: 79050-02-C) This report reviews the programs and policies of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT)’s project selection and evaluation process to fund new capital-intensive projects in the transportation sector. The Federal formula programs administered and overseen by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are the

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Development of an Analytical Framework to Rank Pedestrian and Cyclist Projects

Worsening traffic congestion and air pollution, rising road maintenance and construction costs, and escalating health risks from obesity to cardiovascular disease are among major motives triggering the attention of transportation authorities to walking and cycling. Increasing local demands to improve pedestrian/cyclist facilities place a burden on public authorities to balance

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Transit Value Capture Coordination: Case Studies, Best Practices, and Recommendations

This study is based on the hypothesis that coordination between transit capital planners, municipal taxation authorities, and private developers and stakeholders can be a benefit to transit capital projects that choose to use value capture as a funding mechanism. Value capture is the means by which the

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