The Role of Transportation Systems Management and Operations in Supporting Livability and Sustainability: A Primer

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ICF International led the development of this primer that describes the role of transportation systems management and operations (M&O) in advancing livability and sustainability. The document highlights the connections between M&O and livability and sustainability objectives and the importance of a balanced, comprehensive approach to M&O in order to support those objectives. The document describes nine key elements for managing and operating transportation systems in ways that support livability and sustainability. The document also provides a vision of how the regional transportation system could look in the future if M&O strategies were comprehensively implemented to advance livability and sustainability goals. Case examples throughout and a section on implementation will help practitioners to get started on implementing M&O to support livability and sustainability in their communities.

Authored By

  • Michael Grant

    Vice PresidentICF International

    Michael Grant has more than 17 years of experience in transportation and environmental planning, policy, and economics. He has managed multidimensional projects for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as state and local transportation agencies and other governments and organizations.

    Mr. Grant's work focuses broadly on advancing sustainable transportation decision making, with emphasis on transportation demand management (TDM) and other strategies to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and support community livability. He has provided training and technical assistance to State DOTs, metropolitan planning organizations, and other agencies on topics such as advancing planning for operations, congestion management, transportation air quality conformity, climate change mitigation, performance measurement, and program evaluation.

    Mr. Grant previously worked as an economist at DOT and as a planner for the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA).

Insight Details

Published: Apr 18, 2012
Authors: , Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); Kittelson & Associates, Inc.; Kathleen Rooney; Stephanie Trainor
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

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