By Josias Zietsman; National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.; National Cooperative Highway Research Program.; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.; United States. Federal Highway Administration.; et al
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This ensures that all involved trust that the performance measures are accurate. • Measurement is the key to progress – Objectives are easy and important to establish since they lay out the big picture. However, defining performance measures is crucial. Measures capture whether conditions are changing and point to needed modifications. • Sustainability takes an ongoing, long-term perspective – Adoption of sustainable development is a process, not a decision. • Involving the private sector promotes success – Success has come from early and active engagement with the private sector supply chain.
To avoid this pitfall, each goal should be examined in terms of potential equity and distributional impacts. Your agency may already address these issues in terms of environmental justice requirements. , future) contexts of • Income, • Age, • Race and ethnicity, • Disabled/handicapped populations, • Gender, and • Geography (spatial). STEP 3 – DEVELOPING OBJECTIVES These objectives provide specific actions to meet each of your agency’s established goals. Chapter 6 includes a compendium of objectives and performance measures.
Documentation resulting from planning activities may highlight a general or categorical set of problems, outline a general program of projects or activities calculated to effect change over time, and provide an estimate of the resources required; it rarely will delve into specific project parameters. Examples may include regional transportation plans, master plans, strategic highway safety plans, and long-range thematic studies or plans. Transportation planning has strong links to landuse planning and comprehensive planning, which could be taken into consideration where possible.