An FHWA guide to assessing the vulnerability of transportation assets to climate change and extreme weather events which was mentioned during the FHWA Climate & Extreme Weather Risk Management Tools webcast.
The IDA is helping communities revitalize their downtown areas as they face transportation, suburbanization and technology challenges. The site includes lists of members, products and services.
A tool which provides data on 14 transportation and public health indicators for each state, metropolitan statistical area (MSA), and urbanized area (UZA). Indicators measure how the transportation environment affects health with respect to safety, active transportation, air quality, and connectivity to destinations, in comparison to other states, MSAs or UZAs. The Transportation and Health Tool was developed by the US DOT and the CDC, in partnership with the American Public Health Association.
The National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training (FHWA-NHI-133126) was created by responders for responders. This course provides first responders a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance of traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable and open communication; and motorist and responder safeguards. First responders learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively.
The TIM Network's goal is to connect traffic incident management (TIM) professionals – especially those from different disciplines – provide a forum to discuss developing issues of national interest, keep practitioners apprised of the latest industry information, and garner important input from practitioners. A variety of resources are available through this site, including training.
This simple two-sided document provides useful information as to the causes, methods for repairing and ways to stop potholes from forming. Use it to educate the general public, council members and those new to public works.
The Transportation Climate Change Sensitivity Matrix, developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, documents the sensitivity of transportation modes and sub-modes to 11 climate impacts: storm surge, wind, sea level rise/extreme high tides/coastal flooding, inland flooding, drought, increased temperatures and extreme heat, wildfires, dust storms, permafrost thaw, changes in freeze/thaw, and winter storms. Users may select a specific mode (e.g., bridges) and explore its sensitivity to a range of impacts, or they may select a specific impact (e.g., wind) and explore the sensitivity of different modes to that impact. Detailed instructions are included within the tool.
The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) Climate Data Processing Tool, developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, will process raw climate model outputs from the World Climate Research Programme's CMIP3 and CMIP5 into relevant statistics for transportation planners. These statistics include changes in the frequency of very hot days and extreme precipitation events and other climate characteristics that may affect transportation infrastructure and services by the middle and end of the century. Detailed instructions are included within the User's Guide, including information on the difference between the CMIP3 and CMIP5 Climate Data Processing Tools and how to select the right one for your situation.
The Guide to Assessing Criticality in Transportation Adaptation Planning document discusses common challenges associated with assessing criticality, options for defining criticality and identifying scope, and the process of applying criteria and ranking assets. It includes brief case study examples that show how different transportation agencies have approached the process of defining criticality and identifying critical assets, and includes an appendix describing the criteria used to identify critical assets in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Gulf Coast Study.
For five years, the U.S. Department of Transportation has been conducting a groundbreaking climate change vulnerability assessment pilot in Mobile, Alabama. Commonly known as Phase 2 of the Gulf Coast Study, this project’s mission was to develop methods, resources, and tools that will assist transportation agencies with conducting climate change vulnerability assessments and evaluating facility-level adaptation options. The archive of the webcast is now available.
Issues of the AASHTO Journal and Regulatory Monitor are available online. Also includes publications catalog, calendar of events, press releases, and ISTEA fact sheets and recommendations.
ACPA's web site includes information on association activities, seminar and workshop schedules,
ordering technical publications, and legislative/public affairs initiatives.
The NAPA site includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about asphalt, terms and definitions, a list of publications and videos for sale, press releases, and information on how to get a free subscription for Focus on Hot Mix Asphalt Technology.
APWA Oregon Chapter and Oregon Department of Transportation are partnering to develop a joint set of construction specifications and standard drawings for the State of Oregon. You may purchase a copy of the Oregon Standard Drawings, english AutoCAD Format on CD using the link below.
The TRB site includes its searchable Publications Index. A few items can be accessed online in full text, others can be purchased online. The site also includes information on how to access other transportation databases, such as TRIS and TRANSPORT, and provides links to transportation library catalogs on the Internet.
This site contains an Electronic Bulletin Board, pavement design and maintenance software, traffic and highway engineering software, research reports and publications.
This site offers a library of transportation traffic, highway and pavement engineering software.