The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has just released “A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies.” This research project was led by the Texas Transportation Institute and draws on the expertise of a diverse team of researchers and academics including Cambridge Systematics, CH2MHill, High Street Consulting, Dr. Henrik Gudmundsson, Dr. Greg Marsden, Dr. Steven Muench, and myself.
The Guidebook provides a practical approach to understanding sustainability, and identifying and applying sustainability-related performance measures. The Guidebook also discusses linkages to an agency’s mission and strategic plan, and the integration of these sustainability measures into other programs and agency business practices. The Guidebook provides a generally-applicable framework that transportation agencies can adapt and use, either in their existing performance measurement programs or as part of a new sustainability initiative. The Guidebook also contains a compendium of sustainability performance measures with a menu of goals, objectives, and performance measures that agencies can use as the basis for their performance measurement applications.