Transportation Planning Resources

The following is a listing of the most recent publications for this topic.

Developing Trends Facing the Transportation Profession: A Thought Leadership Report by the ITE Council Leadership Team (2021 Edition)
The 2021 ITE Developing Trends Report represents collective input from ITE Councils and Standing Committees on emerging transportation challenges and solutions. The report covers transportation planning, engineering, management, and operation advancements and will benefit the industry's leaders and professionals in the public and private sectors. The Developing Trends Report Task Force reached out to all ITE Councils and Standing Committees to identify trends relevant to their scope and expertise.
Jan 11, 2022
ITE Technical Brief: Essential Components of Incorporating Safety in Transportation Impact Analysis
The primary purpose of Essential Components of Incorporating Safety in Transportation impact Analysis is to provide information about this evolving and increasingly critical field. While no single method for implementing safety impact analysis is preferred, this document will outline key decisions and tools for agencies and their potential benefits and costs. The intended audiences are agency practitioners and consultants seeking ways to institutionalize safety and fund safety enhancements, including those looking to implement existing safety plans. It is also intended for developers responding to development guidelines and students or young professionals learning about impact analysis practices.
Oct 17, 2021
Public Agency Showcase (September 2020)
Celebrating public agencies during United for Infrastructure week
Sep 15, 2020
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: Trends in Transportation Impact Analysis
Convener: Bill Cisco, PTV
Apr 7, 2020
ITE Virtual Drop-In Session: COVID-19 Problem Solving
Shawn Leight led a discussion on how transportation professional could deal with challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 31, 2020
Transportation Talk: CITE Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2018
Transportation Talk: CITE Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2018
Oct 11, 2019
Realization of "A Connected Community" by Developing of Needs, Applications, and Solutions
Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Linking Research and Practice
Jul 24, 2019
The World We Always Wanted
As transportation engineers, our focus often rests, rightly, on the car. However, despite the amount of time I've spent in a car, many of the features that made my world rich were multimodal.
Jul 1, 2019
Transit and Traffic Impact Studies State of the Practice
The report provides a snapshot of how public transportation is addressed in traffic impact studies of specific sites as well as identification of knowledge gaps in how public transit is incorporated into such studies.
Mar 7, 2019
MTIA Position Paper
MTIA Position Paper
Dec 10, 2018
Multimodal Transportation Impact Assessment
Multimodal Transportation Impact Assessment "Purpose and Need"
Dec 10, 2018
Multimodal Transportation Impact Assessment for Site Development An ITE Recommended Practice Update - 2018 Annual Meeting Packet Introduction
Multimodal Transportation Impact Assessment for Site Development An ITE Recommended Practice Update - 2018 Annual Meeting Packet Introduction
Dec 10, 2018
High-Speed Rail: What Does America's Largest Public Works Project Mean for Transportation Planners and Engineers?
High-Speed Rail: What Does America's Largest Public Works Project Mean for Transportation Planners and Engineers?
Sep 1, 2018
Transportation Planning Handbook, 4th Edition
The Transportation Planning Handbook is a comprehensive, practice-oriented reference that presents the fundamental concepts of transportation planning alongside proven techniques. This new fourth edition is more strongly focused on serving the needs of all users, the role of safety in the planning process, and transportation planning in the context of societal concerns, including the development of more sustainable transportation solutions. The content structure has been redesigned with a new format that promotes a more functionally driven multimodal approach to planning, design, and implementation, including guidance toward the latest tools and technology. The material has been updated to reflect the latest changes to major transportation resources such as the HCM, MUTCD, HSM, and more, including the most current ADA accessibility regulations.
Aug 7, 2018
Transportation Planning Handbook, 3rd Edition - Errata
Transportation Planning Handbook, 3rd Edition - Errata
May 14, 2018
PTP Refresher Course (2018 Version)
The Transportation Professional Certification Board has updated the Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) exam to insure that it covers the most current transportation planning practices. The practice of transportation planning includes new techniques like performance-based planning, and new data sources. While planners have considered the needs of all users, there is a greater focus on the role of active transportation, context sensitivity, and complete streets in developing transportation plans. Finally, planners must have the ability to work effectively with stakeholders and the public while understanding that public policies concerning sustainability, equity, and livability can be just as important as capital projects and programs in delivering a plan that meets the transportation needs of the community. To reflect these changes, the PTP Refresher Course has been updated to remain consistent with the exam contents.
Feb 1, 2018
Criteria for Installing Curbside Pay-Parking for Engineers and Planners
The final report of the Edmonton Parking Management Study, prepared by Bunt & Associates in conjunction with the author and published in January 2013, identified a number of block faces where the installation of pay-parking was recommended. The City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada requested that the consultants prepare a set of criteria that can be used to assess where the installation of curbside pay-parking can be justified. This paper outlines the author's approach to create a criterion to meet the city's needs.
May 3, 2017
Lean Thinking In Transportation
The process of developing highways is incredibly risk adverse. Some would argue rightfully so, as major projects can dramatically change communities, and the unexpected consequences of poorly planned projects are present across the United States. Furthermore, almost all highway projects involve some level of public funding.
Jan 1, 2017
Implications of Autonomous Vehicles: A Planner’s Perspective
As an urban planner, I am particularly interested in what Automated Vehicle technology can do for our transportation systems and our cities. With evolving AV technology, we can already imagine some of the prospects. This article focuses on potential benefits and drawbacks of Autonomous Vehicles (AV), along with a call for policy action that attempts to speed the potential benefits while minimizing detrimental impacts.
Dec 1, 2016
Evaluating Return: A Benefit-Cost Calculator for Active Transportation Projects
As federal and state funding increasingly emphasizes economic and “triple bottom line” (economic, environmental, social/health) return on transportation investments, there is a need for methods to evaluate that return, particularly since the recession. For example, a key criterion of the Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program (which funds capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure) is that the project can demonstrate generation of economic development. The 2010 Government Accountability Office report on statewide transportation planning found that, “in selecting projects, states assigned greater importance to factors such as political and public support than to economic analysis of project benefits and costs.”
Sep 2, 2016

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