Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Freight Transport Thematic Research Summary

Transport Research Knowledge Centre
May 2009

This document aims to provide the reader with a synthesis of available results from completed European research projects related to freight transport. The first part includes a brief overview of the scope of the theme and summarises relevant policy developments at EU. The second part contains a synthesis of the main findings and policy implications and identifies the need for further research.

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Infrastructure Development for ASEAN Economic Integration

Asian Development Bank Institute
May 2009

With a population of 600 million, ASEAN is considered to be one of the most diverse regions in the world. It is also one of the world's fastest growing regions. ASEAN's aim is to evolve into an integrated economic community by 2015. Crucial to achieving this ambitious target is cooperation in infrastructure development for physical connectivity, particularly in cross-border infrastructure. This paper provides an overview of the quantity and quality of existing infrastructure in ASEAN member countries, as well as ASEAN initiatives in cross-border infrastructure development in the energy, transportation and communication sectors. It examines the role of, and need for, infrastructure development towards an integrated ASEAN, and discusses associated issues and challenges. This paper also provides estimates of ASEAN infrastructure financing requirements up to 2015, and identifies ways to meet this demand, especially in view of the current global economic crisis. The paper concludes with a discussion on the need to enhance ASEAN infrastructure cooperation towards achieving the ultimate vision of Asia-wide connectivity and integration.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mobility Management in the Province of Asti, Italy

May 2009

In the case of the Province of Asti the protection of air quality is a primary objective. In order to organise actions for achieving the limit values set by the European Union the Province is working together with the municipalities of its territory for identifying sustainable mobility measures that can be applied at the local level. It is also collaborating with the companies of its territory promoting the creation and implementation of mobility plans. Finally, the Province has nominated an Area Mobility Manager whose role is to coordinate the mobility anagement activities and the mobility managers of the various companies located in its territory.

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The Role of Smart Bike-sharing Systems in Urban Mobility

Peter Midgley

Following the success of the smart bike-sharing system in Paris, these systems are rapidly being introduced in European cities for daily mobility. The basic premise of the smart bike-sharing concept is sustainable transportation. Such systems often operate as part of the city’s public transport system. They provide fast and easy access, have diverse business models and make use of applied technology (smart cards and/or mobile phones). Bike-sharing systems are currently operating in 78 cities in 16 countries using around 70,000 bikes. This paper reviews the state of the art of bike-sharing systems, drawing on experiences in selected European cities.

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Measuring the CO2 Consequences of Urban Transport Projects in Developing Countries

Lee Schipper, Maria Cordeiro and Wei-shiuen Ng
Global Transport Knowledge Partnership

This paper "Measuring the CO2 Consequences of Urban Transport Projects in Developing Countries: The Blind leading the Blind?" provides an overview of the challenges of estimating the impact of transport projects on CO2 emissions, describes how some key approaches and methods address these challenges, and provides illustrations with examples from cities in Asia and Latin America.

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Transport Research Series: Evaluation of National Concessionary Travel in Scotland

Scottish Government
May 2009

This evaluation of concessionary travel in Scotland aims to establish the effectiveness of each scheme against their policy objectives and to assess the impacts across a range of measures. The study considers the impact of concessionary travel on behaviour and the extent to which it had impacted positively on social inclusion, modal shift and the establishment of healthier lifestyles among particular groups. The impacts on non-users and transport operators are also considered.

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World report on road traffic injury prevention


This major world report on road traffic injury prevention is the first of its kind, and was published in 2004 as a joint initiative between the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Bank. The report contains in-depth statistical analysis and provides a strategic framework for action to improve international road safety.

It is primarily aimed at policy-makers and key professionals in all sectors and at all levels, Chapter one deals with the fundamentals of the core aims of the report: to create a greater level of awareness, commitment and informed decision-making so that effective strategies for preventing road injuries can be implemented, to justify changing perceptions about the nature of the road traffic injury problem and what constitutes successful prevention, and to strengthen institutions and create effective partnerships in order to deliver safer road traffic systems.

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Promoting safety and value in Britain’s railways

Office of Rail Regulation
May 2009

This is our plan for 2009-10, the first year of our 2009-14 strategy.

2009-10 will be a tough year for the railways. As well as facing a difficult economic climate, the industry will need to start to deliver the challenging commitments from the periodic review we concluded in 2008. But we are sure that the longer term prospects remain good. The industry has shown it can deliver improved safety, quality for customers and efficiency. By building on this and doing more, it can make an increasing contribution to the sustainable development of the economy. Effective independent regulation plays a key role in ensuring the industry can and does meet the expectations placed on it, and providing assurance of this to users and funders.

Our vision is that Britain’s railways should deliver safety, performance and efficiency equivalent to the best comparable railways in the world. If the railways are to approach this, the industry will need to make further significant improvements, focusing on the needs of passengers and freight customers and the value it offers to them and funders. It will need to continue to work to improve its health and safety record. All this will require excellence in asset management and planning and the management of capital projects, alongside making the best use of existing capacity and ensuring that the industry’s people have the right skills and

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UNECE Weekly

May 2009

UNECE Weekly article on the recent seminar in Belarus on improving global road safety by setting regional and national road traffic casualty reduction targets

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Friday, May 22, 2009

Review of the Scotland Wide Free Bus Travel Scheme for Older and Disabled People

Scottish Government
May 2009

The Scotland-Wide Free Bus Travel Scheme for Older and Disabled People was introduced on 1 April 2006. This followed an agreement reached by the then Scottish Government (SG) and the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), on behalf of bus operators, for the delivery of an unrestricted free national bus travel scheme for eligible passengers at agreed levels of payment to the industry. There was also a commitment by both parties to maintain the scheme for seven years, and that a major revie

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A winter maintenance strategy for roads based on climatic factors

May 2009

The scope of the report is to discuss the efficiency effect of different methods for friction control of roads on the safety and accessibility due to the climatic conditions, and to establish climatic parameters that may be helpful in selecting the strategies for winter maintenance. The report is based on the analysis of the data assembled for the VTI project “Winter Model”, and presents mainly comparisons between accident data, operational standards for winter maintenance and climatic conditions in the different regions of Sweden. In addition, recommendations for selecting strategies for winter maintenance are presented.

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O discurso sem lógica do apagão logístico

José Augusto Valente
Revista Custo Brasil
A. 4 Nº 9
Fevereiro/Marco 2009

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Niños y seguridad vial

Fundación MAPFRE

FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE presenta el estudio “Niños y Seguridad Vial”, un informe que ha evaluado el uso de los sistemas de retención infantil así como la percepción y el conocimiento de los conductores con respecto al uso de estos dispositivos.

El 11% de las personas que viajan en coche con niños reconocen no usar siempre los Sistemas de Retención Infantil (S.R.I.).


Los accidentes son la primera causa de muerte en el grupo de población de 1 a 14
años y está comprobado que, con una buena información, concienciación y con la
utilización de los sistemas de seguridad infantil, esta cifra podría reducirse

La eficacia de medidas tales como, mejora en el diseño de seguridad de vehículos
(airbag, ABS, etc), el uso del casco en motos, la utilización del cinturón de seguridad o las sillitas/alzadores para niños en los coches, ha quedado constatada, y supone que la implantación de estas medidas incide en la prevención de accidentes
mortales en un porcentaje que varía del 40 al 60%.

Los accidentes de tráfico son la causa más frecuente de lesiones múltiples y
mortalidad en los niños. El uso de los S.R.I. (dispositivos de seguridad infantil),
evitaría el 75% de las muertes infantiles y el 90% de los daños graves ocasionados
por accidentes de tráfico.

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Libro verde de la Seguridad Vial

Asociación Española de la Carretera

Conclusiones del congreso internacional de prevención de accidentes de tráfico
LA SOCIEDAD CIVIL ANTE EL RETO DE LA SEGURIDAD VIAL celebrado en Madrid del 30 de mayo al 1 de junio de 2006

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Revista Carreteras 155

Nº 155 - EXTRAORDINARIO 2007 - Mezclas Bituminosas
Revista técnica de la Asociación Española de la Carretera
Cortesía de IVIA


  • Innovaciones en ligantes/Innovations in binders
  • El marcado CE de las mezclas bituminosas en España/The EC marking for asphalt mixes in Spain
  • Sistemas de baja emisión/Low emission systems
  • Mezclas bituminosas en caliente y análisis de ciclo de vida/Hot mixed asphalt and life cycle assessment
  • Caracterización de fibras en mezclas durables mediante el nuevo ensayo europeo de escurrimiento de ligante/Characterization of fibres in durable mixes using the new European binder sliding test 
  • Mezclas bituminosas fabricadas con betunes sintéticos coloreables/Asphalt mixes produced with colourable synthetic bitumens
  • Influencia de la mezcla asfáltica en la seguridad de los túneles/Effect of the asphalt on tunnel safety
  • Estudio sobre el efecto de las segregaciones térmicas en la durabilidad de las mezclas bituminosas en caliente/Study on the effect of thermal segregations on the durability of hot mixed asphalts
  • Control de la regularidad superficial de mezclas asfálticas en tiempo real/Real-time monitoring of surface evenness in asphalts
  • Reciclado en central de mezclas bituminosas en caliente/Recycling in hot-mixed asphalt facility
  • Sistema móvil de reciclado en planta en caliente/Mobile hot recycling plant system
  • Reciclado in situ en frío con emulsión. Panorámica de la técnica/Cold-mix in situ recycling incorporating emulsion. Review of the technique

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Revistas Carreteras 150

Nº 150 - EXTRAORDINARIO 2006 - Integración Ambiental
Revista técnica de la Asociación Española de la Carretera
Cortesía de IVIA


  • Planificación y diseño ambiental de carreteras. Integración práctica de la funcionalidad vial y la ecológica/Environmental planning and design of roads. Practical integration of the functional nature of roads with environmentalism
  • Reutilización de materiales y el Protocolo de Kioto en la construcción de carreteras/Reuse of materials and the Kyoto Protocol in road building 
  • El Análisis de Ciclo de Vida en la fabricación de mezclas bituminosas en caliente/Life Cycle Analysis in the manufacture of bituminous mixes at high temperatures
  • Sostenibilidad de la carretera y el transporte, un enfoque de desarrollo territorial/Sustainability of roads and transport, a spatial development approach
  • MIMAR. Mapa de interpretación del medio ambiente a través de la red de carreteras/MIMAR. Map for environmental interpretation through the road network
  • Gestión del ruido en infraestructuras de transporte. Metodología para elaboración de mapas de ruido y técnicas de reducción de los niveles sonoros mediante pavimentos absorbentes y sistemas de apantallamiento/Noise management in transport infrastructures. Methodology for the production of noise maps and noise reduction techniques through absorbent paving and shielding systems
  • Paisaje e infraestructuras, una relación de interés mutuo/Landscape and infrastructure, a mutual interest relationship 
  • Conectividad territorial. Procesos horizontales del paisaje e interferencias del transporte humano/Territorial connectivity. Horizontal processes in the landscape and interferences by human transport
  • Aprendizajes de la evaluación de impacto ambiental de actuaciones en carreteras estatales y su aportación a la evaluación ambiental estratégica/Learning to assess the environmental impact of actions on state-run roads and their contribution to strategic environmental assessment
  • Carreteras, hábitat y biodiversidad/Roads, habitat and biodiversity 
  • Diseño y ejecución de sistemas viarios en medios sensibles/Design and execution of road systems in sensitive environments 

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SourceOECD Transport

Volume 2009, Number 5, April 2009


  • ITF Round Tables Terrorism and International Transport: Towards Risk-based Security Policy
  • Summary of discussions 
  • Rational Behaviour, Risk Aversion: High Stakes for Society 
  • Economic Impact Analysis of Terrorism Events: Recent Methodological Advances and Findings 
  • Towards a Risk-based Aviation Security Policy 
  • Security and Risk-based Models in Shipping and Ports: Review and Critical Analysis 

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Low Volume Rural Road Environmentally Optimised Design Manual

Global Transport Knowledge Partnership
May 2009

The objective of this project was to relate the new Laos LVRR Standards and Specifications to the road design process using an EOD approach. This was done by elaborating EOD guidelines targeted for Laos engineers in the field. The manual:

i. Links LVRR design procedures to the standards and specifications;
ii. Focuses the allocation of scarce resources in the most efficient and sustainable manner;
iii. Is user friendly and written in English and Laos languages; and,
iv. Was tested for Laos conditions.

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Transport Newsletter

Nº 42
1st Quarter 2009


  • UNCTAD Expert Meeting: Maritime Transport and the Climate Challenge
  • ASYCUDA updates
  • GFP Meeting
  • The Global Economic Crisis - Linkages to Shipping
  • Liner Shipping Connectivity in Africa and in South America
  • Saint Lucia’s National Trade Facilitation Task Force visits Port Castries
  • WTO Trade Facilitation Self-Assessment in Afghanistan
  • World Ports Climate Initiative launched by IAPH
  • Maritime Casualty Statistics
  • AAPA seminar on Shifting International Trade Routes
  • Report on the Panama Canal expansion
  • International Transport Forum
  • Market Power and Vertical and Horizontal Integration in the Maritime Shipping and Port Industry
  • Trade Facilitation and Swedish Experiences
  • Empirical Evidence for Integration and Disintegration of Maritime Shipping,Port and Logistics Activities
  • World Conference on Transport Research Society
  • UNESCAP/UNECE Symposium on Building Regional Capacity for Paperless Trade
  • Transport Intelligence Recession Watch
  • UNCTAD Trade and Development Commission
  • Shipping companies’ pollution costs

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Mobility as a Driver of Economic Development: Brazil Case Study

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
May 2009

This report was prepared for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) as part of the Mobility for Development (M4D) project. This project builds on the WBCSD Sustainable Mobility report – Mobility 2030 – which defined sustainable mobility as “the ability to meet the needs of a society to move freely, gain access, communicate, trade and establish relationships without sacrificing other essential human or ecological values today or in the future”.

The M4D project aims to further investigate the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving sustainable mobility in the developing world through the conduct of four case studies in cities and associated regions at various stages of economic development, namely: Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, Bangalore in India, Shanghai in China, and São Paulo in Brazil. In particular, the study is designed to raise awareness and understanding of:

1. The importance of mobility as a driver of economic development

2. The opportunities to narrow the “mobility divide”

3. The need for sustainable mobility solutions for rapidly growing cities such as São Paulo.

The WBCSD has also defined a set of seven goals that it believes will improve the outlook for sustainable mobility. These seven goals are:

1. Ensure that emissions of transport-related conventional pollutants do not constitute a significant public health concern
2. Limit transport-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to sustainable levels
3. Significantly reduce the total number of road vehicle-related deaths and serious injuries from current levels in both the developed and the developing worlds
4. Reduce transport-related noise
5. Mitigate congestion
6. Narrow the “mobility opportunity divides” that inhibit the inhabitants of the poorest countries and members of economically and socially disadvantaged groups within nearly all countries from achieving better lives for themselves and their families
7. Preserve and enhance mobility opportunities for the general population of both developed and developing world countries.

The objectives of the São Paulo case study are to assess the status and outlook for sustainable mobility in light of the seven goals, based on experience to date as well as future plans for the São Paulo Metropolitan Region (SPMR).

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Other case studies:

Mobility for Development

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
May 2009

Today's mobility systems in rapidly developing cities are not sustainable and the situation is deteriorating, although opportunities are increasing and are an important driver of economic development, concludes the WBCSD's Mobility for Development final report.

The WBCSD Development Focus Area teamed up with leading members of the transport industry to produce the report which summarizes its findings from a two-year study into the state of mobility in fast-growing cities of the developing world.

The study set out to measure the state of mobility in four rapidly developing cities – Bangalore, Dar es Salaam, São Paulo and Shanghai.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

América Latina: Financiamiento de proyectos de infraestructura

Infrastructure Intelligence Series
Mayo 2009

Como respuesta a la crisis financiera global, la mayor parte de los países latinoamericanos se ha embarcado en programas contracíclicos que impulsarán la construcción de obras de infraestructura. Sin embargo, una cosa es anunciar multimillonarias inversiones y otra es armar la ingeniería financiera para su construcción. En este informe, BNamericas analiza las oportunidades y las restricciones que, desde el punto de vista del financiamiento, enfrentan estos planes de construcción de infraestructura en América Latina.

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Informe Anual 2008

Mayo 2009

El Informe Anual de la CAF presenta los resultados financieros y operativos de la Institución durante 2008.

Un capítulo especial es dedicado al Reporte de Economía y Desarrollo (RED 2009): Caminos para el futuro. Gestión de la infraestructura en América Latina.
Asimismo, el informe destaca los avances en los programas estratégicos de la Institución durante el año, en el contexto de una Agenda para el Desarrollo Integral.

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Income-Based Equity Impacts of Congestion Pricing: A Primer

U.S. Federal Highway Administration
May 2009

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that explores the impacts of congestion pricing on low-income groups, public opinion as expressed by various income groups, and ways to mitigate the equity impacts of congestion pricing.

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Technologies That Enable Congestion Pricing: A Primer

U.S. Federal Highway Administration
May 2009

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that examines the use of primary and advanced technology to support tolling and congestion pricing.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bibliography: Transport and Globalisation

International Transport Forum
April 2009

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World Transport Policy & Practice Special Issue: Transport in a post-carbon society

Volume 14. Number 4. April 2009

This special issue of World Transport Policy & Practice is an outcome of the conference Planning for the Carbon Neutral World: Challenges for Cities and Regions, held 15-18 May 2008 in Salzburg, Austria. The conference, organised by SCUPAD – Salzburg Congress on Urban Planning and Development – brought together (transport) planners, architects, urban designers and other professionals, from both practice and academia. It provided a platform to discuss and explore, from an economic, land use and transportation perspective, possibilities to develop carbon-neutral cities (for more information, please visit

Five excellent contributions presented at the transportation workshops during the SCUPAD conference are brought together in this special issue.

  • Post Carbon - or Post crash – managing the Orbanism/Ronald Rovers
  • Changing dependencies on fossil fuel: the case of Vienna /Petra Hirschler, Nina Svanda
  • Urban Development for Carbon Neutral Mobility/ Ernst Schriefl, Uwe Schubert, Franz Skala, Gernot Stöglehner
  • Integrated Transport and Urban Design Choices to Reduce Carbon Emissions: Public Attitudes in the Washington, DC USA Metropolitan Area/Kris Wernstedt
  • Greening the World’s Airports/David C. Prosperi

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World Transport Policy & Practice

Volume 15, Number 1, April 2009
  • Sustainable Transport that Works: Lessons from Germany
  • Bicycle Education
  • Cycling for a few or for everyone: Social Justice in Cycling Policy
  • Comment: The Gravy Chain of Car Support                      
  •                    Non-oil dependency & 30mph speed limit

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Pricing as a tool for funding and regulation in an equity s perspective

April 2009

Traditionally, instruments such as taxes, charges and tolls have been used for funding infrastructure construction and maintenance. In recent years, pricing has been used for regulatory purposes as a measure against congestion, for mitigating environmental impacts; and for safety improvement.

The question whether road pricing could be a useful instrument and in which way it should be applied can only be sufficiently answered after clearly defining the objectives of the instrument. Does the priority lie in improving the environmental situation, in creating more financial sources for infrastructure projects in the transport sector or is the main purpose to reach a better usage of existing infrastructure capacities and/or a general reduction in road traffic? Possible tools for different objectives are discussed in the report.

Pricing is usually introduced in a given economic, geographical and social context, and following more or less well defined objectives. Experiences are mostly successful but raise concerns about equity. There is need for precise definition of Road Pricing if one wants to consider equity issues. Different designs of Road Pricing have to be distinguished and the allocation of the revenue has to be considered. The intended use of revenue from pricing will strongly influence not only the effective ex-post distribution but also the ex-ante perception of equity of specific projects.

In addition, specific application of Road Pricing - e.g. as a fee for using a tunnel, as a charge for entering a city area or for driving on a special motorway lane - has to be discussed in the context of the overall transport policy and especially other fiscal measures like gasoline charges and vehicle taxes.

The introduction of a specific pricing scheme influences vertical (by income group), horizontal (by interest group) and geographical (by area) distribution of costs and benefits. The expected distribution impacts will largely determine the acceptance of a given project.

Considering overall costs and benefits, pricing impacts in general can be evaluated based on consumer surplus analysis with the help of a socio-economic model. These models assist in estimating the value that consumers place on goods and services they use.

In reality, acceptability does not only depend on distribution among groups (horizontal distribution) but also on vertical and geographical distribution of costs and benefits. Although a quantitative assessment was not done, the working group presents some considerations on these issues based on existing literature and intuition.

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Preparing Coordinated Transportation Plans: A Guidebook for State Departments of Transportation

Transportation Research Board
May 2009

TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Results Digest 331: Preparing Coordinated Transportation Plans: A Guidebook for State Departments of Transportation explores existing coordinated planning processes within state departments of transportation (DOTs) that meet the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA’s) requirements. The report also examines aspects of those processes that will be useful to other state DOTs and their planning partners as they develop or revise their own planning processes.

Appendixes A through J of the research agency’s final report are published online.

Appendix A: Alaska DOT Coordinated Plan Materials
Appendix B: Connecticut DOT Coordinated Plan Materials
Appendix C: Oregon DOT Coordinated Plan Materials
Appendix D: Texas DOT Coordinated Plan Materials
Appendix E: Sample Coordinated Plan Contents
Appendix F: NJ TRANSIT Coordinated Plan Materials
Appendix G: Wisconsin DOT Coordinated Plan Materials
Appendix H: Illinois DOT Coordinated Plan Materials
Appendix I: Census Data Primer
Appendix J: Additional Resources

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A Guidebook for the Evaluation of Project Delivery Methods

Transportation Research Board
May 2009

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 131: A Guidebook for the Evaluation of Project Delivery Methods examines various project delivery methods for major transit capital projects. The report also explores the impacts, advantages, and disadvantages of including operations and maintenance as a component of a contract for a project delivery method.

A companion publication to TCRP Report 131 is TCRP Web-Only Document 41: Evaluation of Project Delivery Methods, which explores pertinent literature and research findings related to various project delivery methods for transit projects. TCRP Web-Only Document also includes definitions of project delivery methods and highlights the existing selection approaches commonly used by transit agencies.

Appendicies A: References and Appendices B: Definitions were published as part of TCRP Report 131. Appendices C through H of the report are available online.

Appendix C: Forms for Project Description and Goals
Appendix D: Forms for the Analytical Delivery Decision Approach (Tier 1)
Appendix E: Forms for the Weighted-Matrix Delivery Decision Approach (Tier 2)
Appendix F: Procedures for Determining the Weights of Selection Factors in the Weighted-atrix Delivery Decision Approach (Tier 2)
Appendix G: Form for the Optimal Risk-Based Approach (Tier 3)
Appendix H: Application of the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Approaches to a Hypothetical Project

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Evaluation of Project Delivery Methods

Transportation Research Board
May 2009

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Highway Research Program (TCRP) Web-Only Document 41: Evaluation of Project Delivery Methods explores pertinent literature and research findings related to various project delivery methods for transit projects. The report also includes definitions of project delivery methods and highlights the existing selection approaches commonly used by transit agencies.

A companion publication to TCRP Web-Only Document 41 is TCRP Report 131: A Guide book for: Evaluation of Project Delivery Methods, which explores pertinent literature and research findings related to various project delivery methods for transit projects. TCRP Web-Only Document also includes definitions of project delivery methods and highlights the existing selection approaches commonly used by transit agencies.

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Make roads safe: A decade of action for road safety

Commission for Global Road Safety
May 2009

The ‘Make Roads Safe’ report, endorsed by the world’s leading road safety experts, urges UN governments attending the first ever global governmental conference on road safety in Moscow in November, to support a ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’ between 2010-2020. During the Decade the international community should invest in a $300 million action plan to catalyse traffic injury prevention and re-focus national road safety policies and budgets.

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Manual de bicicletários: modelo ASCOBIKE mauá

May 2009

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Financing Federal Aviation Programs

Congressional Budget Office
May 2009

Testimony before the Committee on Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives

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Tráfico y Seguridad Vial

Año XXV Nº 195 Año 2009
Dirección General del Transporte - España

Distancia de seguridad
La seguridad vial en el congreso
El peligro del día después
La carretera perfecta
Coches eléctricos
Seguridad infantil
Los semáforos cambian a leds
Luces que salvan vidas
En el coche no se fuma
Ideas ‘made in spain’
Ponle freno
Limitadores de velocidad

Para acceder a las otras secciones de la revista.

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Safety Monitor

ETSC’s Newsletter on Transport Safety Policy Developments in the EU
Nº 76
April 2009

Road safety
Aviation, Rail & Maritime Safety
ETSC and Partner Organisations News

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Ireland’s First Cycle Policy Framework

Ireland - Department of Transport
April 2009

Colin Buchanan (CB) collaborating with Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE) were commissioned by the Department of Transport (DoT) to draft a National Cycling Policy for Ireland. The mission of the Irish government is to create a strong cycling culture in Ireland.

CB and I-CE collected examples from other European Cycling Policies, hosted meetings with the government to develop a strategy and drafted the Policy document. The document sets out a National Cycle Policy and objectives to the year 2020 to achieve that policy. In addition to that, I-CE and CB provided an indicative costings for the implementation of an outline cycling strategy for the town of Navan. The Minister for Transport in Ireland, Noel Dempsey T.D., launched Ireland’s First National Cycle Policy Framework on the 20th of April. Access the press release

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Public Private Partnerships: Beyond the Financing Aspects

Discussion Paper

An IRF discussion paper aiming to highlight the economical advantages of public/private partnership contracts over traditional forms of contracting.

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Thinking Highways

North American Edition
Vol 4, Issue 1, March/April 2009
Thinking Highways Magazine

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IRU Annual Report 2009

International Road Transport Union
January 2009

This is the IRU 2009 highlights the vital role of the road transport sector, the challenges it faces, the accomplishments of the IRU in 2008 and the optimal solutions the IRU, jointly with its global network of 180 Members in 74 countries, is proposing to decision-makers and to its partners, to achieve economic, social and environmental progress through facilitated and sustainable road transport.

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Sobre Ruedas

Newsletter Nº 77
Fundación Profesional para el Transporte
Mayo 2009

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Public-Private Partnerships for Highway Infrastructure: Capitalizing on International Experience

International Technology Scanning Program
Federal Highway Administration
March 2009

Public-private partnership (PPP) programs for highway infrastructure are not widely used in the United States. The Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and National Cooperative Highway Research Program sponsored a scanning study to collect information about PPP programs for highway infrastructure in Australia, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom, where PPP experience is more extensive. The scan team learned that PPPs are an effective strategy for delivering highway projects, and they are service arrangements as much as financial ones. The team observed that potential PPP projects must be analyzed and structured thoughtfully to preserve public interests and that managing the partnership over the life of the contract is critical to providing the services expected. Team recommendations for U.S. implementation include convening workshops, developing training guidelines, establishing an expert task group, developing a research strategy, and publishing principles and guideline documents on PPP topics.

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Literature Review for Providing Access to Public Transportation Stations

Transportation Research Board
Web-Only Document 44
May 2009

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Web-Only Document 44: Literature Review for Providing Access to Public Transportation Stations describes the results of the literature review associated with a project that is examining various alternatives for providing access to and from stations of new and mature high-capacity public transportation systems, including heavy rail, light rail, commuter rail, and bus rapid transit.

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Boletín Marítimo

Nº 37
Abril 2009

Crisis: Efectos en la actividad marítima y portuaria de América Latina y el Caribe

La presente entrega analiza los impactos de la crisis en el sector portuario desde el segundo semestre del 2008 hasta inicios de abril del 2009. Fue realizada a partir de información proveída directamente por los puertos o descargada desde sus sitios en Internet. También utiliza notas de prensa de portales especializados así como información de agencias de noticias nacionales e internacionales.

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Boletin Informativo

Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas - Uruguay
Abril 2009

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A parallel between two classes of pricing problems in Transportation and Economics

Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation - Cirrelt
January 2009

In this work, we establish a parallel between two classes of pricing problems that have attracted the attention of researchers in economics, theoretical computer science and operations research, each community addressing issues from its own vantage point. More precisely, we contract the problems of pricing a network or a product line, in order to achieve maximum revenue, given that customers maximize their individual utility. Throughout the paper, we focus on problems that can be formulated as mixed integer programs.

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Models for evaluating and planning city logistics systems

Teodor Gabriel Crainic, Nicoletta Ricciardi and Giovanni Storchi
Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation - Cirrelt
March 2009

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Honduras - Additional Financing for Second Road Reconstruction and Improvement Project

World Bank
May 2009

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Infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe: Acontecimientos recientes y desafíos principales

Marianne Fay y Mary Morrison
World Bank

El presente informe tiene como tema la infraestructura en América Latina y el Caribe y las extraordinarias transformaciones que ha conocido en los últimos 15 años. En él se describe una historia de falsas esperanzas y expectativas frustradas sobre la participación del sector privado, así como el progreso conseguido y las enseñanzas aprendidas. Se presenta también el panorama de una región de ingreso mediano-alto donde la cobertura de la infraestructura ha caído por debajo del promedio de los países de ingreso mediano, a pesar de que atrae más inversión privada hacia ese sector que ninguna otra región en desarrollo.

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Measuring the Carbon Dioxide Impacts of Urban Transport Projects

Lee Schipper, Maria Cordeiro, Wei-Shiuen NG
World Resources Institute
November 2007

All over the world, transportation projects are changing how people and goods move, with direct and indirect impacts on greenhouse gases emissions. Transport and environment officials, investors, and other stakeholders want to know how transport interventions will affect traffic, energy demand, and emissions. Estimating the impacts of projects involving fuel or technology switch is conceptually straightforward but still with its challenges regarding the reliability of available data and the capacity for data collection. Projects affecting modal share, load factors, origin and destination, number of passenger-kilometers driven, driving cycle and other parameters are a more complex proposition. Without reasonable measurement of results, decision makers hamper their ability to design effective control strategies and to monitor progress. This paper aims to present an overview of the challenges frequently encountered when estimating the impact of transport projects on carbon dioxide emissions; describes key approaches and methods commonly used; and provides examples from cities in Asia and Latin America. This paper is based on literature review, consultation with experts in the transportation, energy and emissions fields and on experience in developing emissions estimations for projects interventions in developing country cities.

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The Guyana Transport Sector Study Project

Government of Guyana

With the assistance of the European Union, the Government of Guyana conducted a Transport Sector Study. The final report was submitted in 2006

The National Transport Sector Study conducted by GOPA Consultants of Germany in association with E & A Consultants of Guyana has been approved by the Government of Guyana and will form the basis for Guyana's Transport Sector Study Strategy. The Government of Guyana advises however that some aspects of the study will require further analysis which will be addressed in due course.

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Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transporte - Costa Rica
Abril 2009

En esta edición:

  • MOPT adquiere maquinaria por ¢3.780 millones 
  • Exitoso operativo de tránsito en Semana Santa
  • Aprobado addendum para finalizar San Francisco-La Colina 
  • Importante avance en asfaltado de Tilarán-Lívano
  • Inspección Policial contra oficiales corruptos 
  • El mango Recetas a base de mango

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Reinventing the wheel - planning the rail network to meet mobility needs of the 21st century

Moshe Givoni and David Banister
Transport Studies Unit - Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Working Paper Nº 1036
September 2008

The sustainable mobility agenda (Banister, 2008) places a key role on the railways, as this mode provides an efficient form of transport and it encourages a modal switch. With the overriding policy concern about the environmental agenda, rail is considered to have an advantage over other modes of transport (on long distance, inter-city journeys), and promotion of rail transport has become an important element in achieving a (more) sustainable transport system. Indeed, rail is experiencing a renaissance, not only in terms of its appeal to policy makers and transport planners,
but more important, in terms of its appeal to travellers. Demand for rail travel is now at record levels.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

TRA 2008: Conference Conclussions

European Commission
April 2009

TRA 2008, the second European Road Transport Research Arena, was held this past April in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The conference welcomed 1 300 scientists, engineers, policy makers and industry representatives, helping to forge new productive partnerships and bringing fresh perspectives to some of today’s most pressing issues.

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Infrastructure Projects as Economic Stimulus

Milken Institute Global Conference, 2009
Douglas Elmendorf
Congressional Budget Office
April 2009

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Peru - Global Environment Facility (GEF) Lima Transport Project

World Bank
March 2009

This project paper introduces the following changes in the Peru Lima Transport Project and any accompanying amendments to the project's legal documents. The changes consist of: (a) the replacement of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) financing of bus scrapping and social mitigation related activities with: (i) a study to integrate and rationalize the public transport system in Metropolitan Lima; and (ii) the allocation of a small amount of the respective funds to project management and for contingencies; (b) the refinement of a few indicators to adapt them to the component changes and to provide a better definition of project outputs; (c) the deletion of the disbursement categories and conditions relating to the scrapping/social mitigation activities and the inclusion of a new disbursement condition relating to the approval by the Bank of a revised environmental management plan; (d) the reallocation of funds between disbursement categories; and (e) a one-year grant closing date extension.

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Alianzas público-privadas como estrategias nacionales de desarrollo a largo plazo

Robert Devlin y Graciela Moguillansky
Revista CEPAL Nº 97 - Pag 97-116.
Abril 2009

Son pocos los países en desarrollo que han logrado reducir sostenidamente la brecha de ingresos con los países más ricos del mundo, sin una acción proactiva del gobierno que les permita avanzar en la transformación productiva con una inserción internacional dinámica. Al respecto, se observan dos factores clave: la formulación e implementación de una estrategia a mediano y largo plazo orientada a impulsar una transformación productiva acelerada y la alianza público-privada que la sustenta, construida mediante un proceso social adaptado a las circunstancias locales. Se analizan las modalidades de operación de este tipo de alianzas en 10 países extrarregionales exitosos, considerados como tales porque alcanzaron la convergencia con los países desarrollados o porque evolucionaron mejor que los de América Latina y el Caribe, pese a tener una dotación de recursos similar. En la región, la colaboración público-privada es un elemento faltante o solo incipiente. Así, el análisis apunta a promover una reflexión en torno a la formación de alianzas propias con miras a apoyar la adopción de estrategias encaminadas a la construcción de "tigres latinoamericanos".

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Breaking Ground: Engaging Communities in Extractive and Infrastructure Projects

Kirk Herbertson, Maria Athena Ballesteros, Robert Goodland, Isabel Munilla
World Resources Institute
February 2009

WRI analyzed existing community engagement standards and guidance, as well as experiences in several high profile projects. Based on this analysis, WRI developed seven Principles for Effective Community Engagement for extractive and infrastructure projects.

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