FHWA is soliciting information on two research efforts:
One effort will address transportation agencies' use of GIS for environmental streamlining. Please contact Andrew Breck at email@example.com by March 9 to offer suggestions on case studies to highlight. The goal of this effort is to identify successful transportation programs that use GIS to facilitate and expedite the National Environmental Protection Act process. A 2005 FHWA research effort dealt with this same topic; the report from that effort is located here.
A second effort will focus on GIS-based transportation web portals. Please contact Ben Cotton at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 9 to offer suggestions on what case studies to highlight. The goal is to identify transportation agencies that have deployed internet-based portals or virtual dashboards to provide GIS services and data to organizations and/or the general public.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Winter GIS in Transportation Newsletter
Now Available Online
The Winter GIS in Transportation Newsletter is now available here.
The winter newsletter includes an article by Cory Johnson and Kevin McKnight, Transportation Planners at the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). They discuss MDOT's effort to build a GIS-centric lane mile inventory (LMI) to collect and maintain MDOT's lane mile assets.
Also included is an editorial by Greg Ferrara and Jeremy Scott at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University.