Tag Archives: Research

NOAA Climate Program Office 2018

NOAA announced funding for climate research programs. Eligible programs can include research to improve observations and monitoring of the climate system, advance understanding of the climate, improvements in modeling and prediction, community engagement related to climate change, and research on interactions between climate and society. Applicants are encouraged to support the principles of diversity and inclusion when writing their proposals and performing their work. Applications due September 11. Learn more and apply... Read more

Framework and Tools for Quantifying Green Infrastructure Co-Benefits and Linking with Triple Bottom Line Analysis

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) is seeking proposals to list and quantify the multiple benefits of implementing green infrastructure (GI) using cost-benefit type of analysis to cover economic, environmental, and social aspects for stormwater management and relevant programs. The objective of this effort is to develop a framework and tool for quantifying the multiple benefits of implementing GI and evaluating the economic, environmental/ecological, and social values of GI. Applications due June 19. Learn more and apply... Read more

Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies

​This report from the Transportation Research Board presents practical planning and implementation strategies to enhance livability in transit corridors. This handbook provides a resource for planning practitioners, policy makers, and other stakeholders to measure, understand, and improve transit corridor livability. Download report for free... Read more

Analyzing Bike Collisions Doesn’t Tell the Whole Story

​City planners often decide which intersections and roads get safety improvements based on analysis of crash data, but according to a new study, that method may be missing something. A look at “near-miss incidents” by Houston-based Kinder Institute for Urban Research reveals that some streets in critical need of improvement could be overlooked. Read more... Read more

Nearly 90% of Public Transit Trips Impact Economy Through Work Commute and Consumer Spending

​Public transit riders are part of the engine that powers America’s economy, according to a new demographic study by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The study Who Rides Public Transportation reveals that 87% of public transit trips directly impact the economy, either connecting people to employers needing workers and to retail and entertainment venues. Read more... Read more

Who Rides Public Transportation

​Public transit riders are part of the engine that powers America’s economy, according to a new demographic study released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Who Rides Public Transportation reveals that 87% of public transit trips directly impact the economy, either connecting people to employers needing workers and to retail and entertainment venues. The study, authored by the CJI Research Corporation, is the most extensive demographic report of public transit riders ever, with nearly 700,000 passenger surveys. Read report... Read more

Recommendations for Constructing Roadside Vegetation Barriers to Improve Near-Road Air Quality

This EPA report summarizes research findings on the best practices for building roadside vegetative barriers to improve air quality. These recommendations can be used by states, communities and individuals interested in reducing roadside pollution. Learn more... Read more
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