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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Hawaii
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This report compares estimates of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in Hawaii under current conditions versus VMT when policies are implemented to manage travel demand. These policies include transportation demand management (employer-based programs that encourage employees to carpool,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level State
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
Due to limited resources and funding, state departments of transportation (DOTs) struggle to achieve their goals of improving safety, alleviating congestion, reducing environmental impacts, and helping to create healthier, more livable neighborhoods. In response to these challenges,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Developing and tracking accessibility metrics has many practical advantages, such as measuring how readily commuters can meet their needs and providing a common measure for assessing various transportation modes and modal investments. This guide addresses the need for accessibility...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level State
State(s) California
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
As opposed to conventional data and metrics, this report uses newer data sources and more advanced analytic tools to study Sacramento’s transportation system. In particular, this report utilizes accessibility metrics to identify locations with poor connections to existing transit,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Vermont
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Public Safety, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
This guide outlines the permitting process for demonstration projects that improve walking, cycling, and transit access on state highways in Vermont. It provides examples of common demonstration projects, outlines design, installation, and maintenance requirements, and highlights...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This report guides planning agencies and transportation decision makers in measuring accessibility and incorporating those metrics into decision making by outlining general concepts, data needs and availability, analysis tools, and other considerations in measuring accessibility....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Wisconsin
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
To manage parking provisions and minimize the negative impacts of excess parking effectively, policy makers need a full understanding of how much existing parking is used and how factors affect its use. This paper presents a study of multi-family residential parking occupancy and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
This report proposes a new approach to assessing and responding to land use-driven transportation impacts, called “modern mitigation.” Instead of relying on auto capacity improvements as a first resort, this approach builds on practice around transportation demand management (TDM)...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2023
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, State
State(s) Vermont
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Equity-focused transit systems increase access to mobility options, reduce air pollution, and enhance economic opportunities for all residents. This guide outlines principles and best practices for promoting a more equitable state transit system and features an implementation plan...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
Many cities include minimum parking requirements in their zoning codes and provide ample parking for public use. However, parking is costly to provide and encourages increased automobile use, which is linked to traffic congestion, environmental degradation, and negative health and...

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