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  • 10 Feb 2019 1:00 PM
    Message # 7156615
    Rachel Albright (Administrator)

    This is a collection of transit tools from across the web

    From data visualization tools to community best practices, this is a good place to dump cool websites that might be useful to you!

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    Last modified: 10 Feb 2019 1:38 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)
  • 10 Feb 2019 1:04 PM
    Reply # 7156632 on 7156615
    Rachel Albright (Administrator)

    The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy: Indicators for Sustainable Mobility


    A tool for cities to effectively develop sustainable transportation policies.

    In the United States, transportation accounts for nearly 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. As cities attempt to become more sustainable, it is imperative that they curb those emissions.

    Go to the Tool

    Attached:

    • Indicators for Sustainable Mobility Report
      The new report, Indicators for Sustainable Mobility, defines criteria to evaluate mass transportation systems and then uses the criteria to assess 20 cities in the US and compare the scores to those of eight cities in Canada and Mexico. ITDP developed a series of indicators based on three categories: proximity to transit, access to opportunity, and city characteristics. In other words: How far you live and work from a frequent or rapid transit corridor, how many jobs are available to you within a one-hour transit commute, and how densely organized the city is, allowing you to access more in shorter distances.

    • Opportunities for Increasing Sustainable Transport: Spotlight on Dallas, Denver, Nashville
      In Opportunities for Increasing Sustainable Transport: Spotlight on Dallas, Denver, Nashville, ITDP takes a more in depth look at how U.S. cities are implementing sustainable transport and shifting away from drive-alone trips. Dallas, Denver, and Nashville were specifically selected for this report based on population growth, comprehensive plans, infrastructure funding commitments, and political leadership. The report highlights opportunities and includes recommendations for short and long term strategies to improve sustainable mobility.
    Last modified: 10 Feb 2019 1:44 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)
  • 10 Feb 2019 1:05 PM
    Reply # 7156633 on 7156615
    Rachel Albright (Administrator)

    SharedStreets

    The National Association of City Transportation Officials has developed SharedStreets, a standard focused on street-level information, allowing cities and companies to share data compatible with both proprietary and open-source basemaps.

    Go to SharedStreets


  • 10 Feb 2019 1:05 PM
    Reply # 7156634 on 7156615
    Rachel Albright (Administrator)

    City of Los Angles Mobility Data Specification

    Focused specifically on ride share operators, bike share and scooter share companies, the City of Los Angeles' Mobility Data Specification is designed to make it easier for cities to ingest and analyze various sources of information.

    Go to the Mobility Data Specification


  • 10 Feb 2019 1:10 PM
    Reply # 7156637 on 7156615
    Rachel Albright (Administrator)

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Scorecard

    Provides a comprehensive analysis of traffic conditions in 471 urban areas across the United States.  According to this report, the yearly delay per auto commuter in Dallas-Fort Worth- Arlington Metroplex is 53 hours(11 more hours than the average American) and costs the average driver an extra $1,185 annually.

    See the Scorecard


  • 11 Feb 2019 5:19 PM
    Reply # 7158931 on 7156615
    Rachel Albright (Administrator)

    United Way of Tarrant County Community Assessment Report

    The United Way of Tarrant County has published its 2018-2019 Community Assessment Report.  In this report, the top identified issues facing our region are:

    • Housing and Homelessness
    • Health, Mental Health and Wellness
    • Transportation
    • Education, Early Childhood and Youth
    • Basic Needs, Emergency Assistance and Financial Stability

    If you would like to read the entire report or learn more about their findings, please click on the attachment.

  • 18 Feb 2019 10:13 AM
    Reply # 7171085 on 7156615
    Rachel Albright (Administrator)

    The Housing + Transportation Affordability Index - the Center for Neighborhood Technology

    Did you know that 23% of an average person's income is spent on transportation in Fort Worth, TX (National Average income is considered $53,889)? On top of that, an additional 27% of their income is spent on housing? That's 50% of an average person's income spent!  However, there are parts of our city where an average person could spend 60, 70, even 80% of their income on housing and transportation!  When you have to spend money on housing and transportation, that leaves less for you to spend on important things like food, healthcare, savings... essentially, anything else!  In fact, the Center for Neighborhood Technology states that 0% of the City of Fort Worth's Neighborhoods are location efficient (compact, close to jobs and services, with a variety of transportation choices, which allow people to spend less time, energy, and money on transportation).

    Compare this to a place like New York City, which scored an 86% Location EfficiencyScore.  Typically considered a very expensive place to live, when you look at the Housing and Transportation Affordability Index, a very different picture emerges.  While 37% of a person's income is spent on housing, only 11% is spent on Transportation, for a total of 47%.  If you adjust the figures for the region's typical average income ($67,296 instead of $53,889), the H+T Cost % goes down to only 39% of the total average person's income.

    Want to dig into the data? You can find out the specific Housing + Transportation cost for a region, a county, a neighborhood or even a block using the Center for Neighborhood Technology's Housing and Transportation Index.  You can also look up metrics like job access and the average number of automobiles per household.

    Go to the H+T Index

    Are you a data nerd? Dig into Total Driving Costs while you are at it!

    Total Driving Costs


  • 18 Feb 2019 10:43 AM
    Reply # 7171159 on 7156615
    Rachel Albright (Administrator)

    Mapping the impact of dockless vehicles

    Check out the current state of micromobilty in the US with Smart Cities Dive's "Mapping the impact of dockless vehicles."

  • 18 Feb 2019 12:04 PM
    Reply # 7171325 on 7156615
    Rachel Albright (Administrator)

    Equity Foundations: A USDN Capacity Building Program

    By: Urban Sustainability Directors Network

    In September 2015, USDN developed a holistic curriculum of webinars, videos, and worksheets to help local government staff to apply an equity lens to a sustainability project, including choosing a good project, communicating about the project and racial equity, building a team, applying proven equity tools, and designing the project to embed an equity lens in local government practice.

    The videos, worksheets, and facilitator’s guide are available to anyone who is interested. More than 80 local government sustainability leaders already have used the modules to learn about adding an equity lens to sustainability. Sustainability leaders from more than 40 cities completed the final Crafting an Equity Project Plan worksheet.

    It is recommended that you complete Equity Foundations as a team. The facilitator’s guide is designed for equity advocates to lead team workshops using the videos and worksheets.

    Browse the Training Modules

  • 22 Feb 2019 3:33 PM
    Reply # 7179632 on 7156615
    Rachel Albright (Administrator)

    Indicators for Sustainable Mobility

    A tool for cities to effectively develop sustainable transportation policies.

    In the United States, transportation accounts for nearly 30 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. As cities attempt to become more sustainable, it is imperative that they curb those emissions.

    SEE THE TOOL

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