Of possible interest to the H+T community.
JPER is posting the articles with open access for a limited time:
Papers look at how to link health, transportation and schools. Some
familiar names among the authors!
Related blog post:
Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development
Department of Socioeconomics
WU/Vienna University of Economics and Business
This new report may be of interest.
*The Federal Highway Administration has released a report that presents a
model for state departments of transportation to integrate public health
considerations into their transportation planning and decision making.*
The FHWA report, “Statewide Transportation Planning for Healthy
Communities,” was developed for FHWA by the USDOT Volpe Center and includes
case studies on the California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and North
Carolina DOTs and their collaboration with public health partners. It also
provides a synthesis of trends, lessons learned, and opportunities for DOT
peer agencies and their partners to consider health in transportation
planning and programming.
The report complements the earlier FHWA report by the same team,
“Metropolitan Area Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities,” which
evaluates how several MPOs and their partners are collaborating to bring
broad consideration of public health into their planning. Both reports and
corresponding one-page summaries can be found on the health page of the
FHWA/FTA Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program at:
We encourage you to disseminate the report through your website,
newsletter, or networks as you deem appropriate. Please feel free to make
use the following language as useful:
- Announcements in newsletters, etc. about the new report: The Federal
Highway Administration has released a report that presents a model for
state departments of transportation to integrate public health
considerations into their transportation planning and decision making. The
white paper, and a previous, complementary white paper about the
metropolitan area planning process, are available from the FHWA/FTA
Transportation Planning Capacity building program:
- Website links to the health reports: The Federal Highway
Administration has developed two reports that present models for state
departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to
integrate public health considerations into their transportation planning
and decision making. Both reports and corresponding one-page summaries can
be found on the health landing page of the FHWA/FTA Transportation Planning
Capacity Building Program:
Please contact FHWA project manager Fred Bowers with any questions or
comments about the reports (Frederick.Bowers(a)dot.gov).
Please see this excellent job opportunity to work at the national level on
the intersection between health and transportation.
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Hello – The Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board is just around the corner and so is a critical deadline for our Health and Transportation subcommittee. Completing the review of all the papers we received. As of Saturday morning we had 45 percent of the assigned reviews completed, and thanks to those of you who have already completed your reviews! For the rest, they are due on Monday 9/15. Each paper requires a minimum of 3 reviews before we can make presentation and publication recommendations. Each year, we typically have a few papers that fall one review short of completing the process.
Therefore, if you are available to review an additional paper next
week (Tuesday-Friday), please email Eloisa or me. Include some keywords (e.g. activity, air quality, GIS, modeling, etc) and we will match you with a paper.
Thanks in advance