Applying sustainable transportation in Texas

Show simple item record Zietsman, J. (Josias) en Ramani, T. en Quadrifoglio, L. en Knowles, W. en
dc.contributor.other Southern African Transport Conference (28th : 2009 : Pretoria, South Africa) en 2009-11-23T06:33:58Z en 2009-11-23T06:33:58Z en 2009-07-06 en
dc.description This paper was transferred from the original CD ROM created for this conference. The material was published using Adobe Acrobat 8.0 Technology. The original CD ROM was produced by Document Transformation Technologies Postal Address: PO Box 560 Irene 0062 South Africa. Tel.: +27 12 667 2074 Fax: +27 12 667 2766 E-mail: nigel@doctech URL: en
dc.description.abstract Paper presented at the 28th Annual Southern African Transport Conference 6 - 9 July 2009 "Sustainable Transport", CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. en
dc.description.abstract The aim of this project was to develop a performance-measurement based approach for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to evaluate and enhance the relative sustainability of transportation projects. TxDOT's strategic plan contains five goals (reduce congestion, improve safety, increase economic opportunity, preserve the value of transportation assets, and improve air quality), each of which need to be addressed to improve the sustainability of the transportation system. This project uses a multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) approach for the sustainability evaluation, which requires the development of appropriate performance measures, which are evaluated and aggregated into a composite indicator of sustainability. The focus of the project was on the transportation corridor level and focused on the highway mode of transportation. As part of the project a user-friendly analysis tool in the form of a spreadsheet-based calculator was developed that can quantify the selected performance measures and apply the sustainability enhancement methodology. Several case studies were performed using the methodology and applying the analysis tool. Finally, it is demonstrated how the methodology is being integrated into TxDOT's planning process. en
dc.identifier.citation Zietsman, J, Ramani, T, Quadrifoglio, L & Knowles, E 2009,' Applying sustainable transportation in Texas', Paper presented to the 28th Annual Southern African Transport Conference, South Africa, 6-9 July. p. 155-163 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781920017392 en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Document Transformation Technologies en
dc.relation.ispartof SATC 2009 en
dc.rights University of Pretoria en
dc.subject Sustainable transport en
dc.subject Texas en
dc.subject Texas Department of Transportation en
dc.subject Transportation en
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation
dc.title Applying sustainable transportation in Texas en
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