• TRB 100th Annual Meeting - A Virtual Event

      January 2021

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Lectern Session 755

Human and Organizational Considerations of Sustainable Transportation at the Country, City, and Agency Levels

Wednesday, January 13 8:00 AM- 9:45 AM ET
Damon Fordham, Cadmus Group, Inc.
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Transportation and Sustainability (ADD40)

The concept of sustainable transportation is now a significant factor shaping the development of transportation systems worldwide. This session presents three papers that explore various aspects of the human and organizational considerations relevant to transportation sustainability. 

One paper presents a cost-oriented national transportation sustainability index (NTSI) to compare the performance of transportation systems in the EU and US, and explores the relationship between human capital metrics and transportation sustainability. The second paper reconceptualizes sustainable transport as an ecology of modes, and looks at trip purposes as they express people’s needs and aspirations. The third paper describes how sustainability achievements and the processes to measure them are being implemented across various divisions of a large transportation agency.

Title Presentation Number
Relationship Between Human Capital and Transportation Sustainability for the United States and Selected European Countries
Hamed Ahangari, District Department of Transportation
Carol Atkinson-Palombo, University of Connecticut
Norman Garrick, University of Connecticut
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Testing a New Approach to Planning Sustainable Transport Using Data from Metropolitan Santiago de Chile and the San Francisco Bay Area
Alex Karner, University of Texas, Austin
Lake Sagaris, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
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Implementing Sustainability Within a Transportation Agency: Illinois Tollway Experience
Steven Gillen, Illinois Tollway
William Vavrik, Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA)
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