Thursday, June 16, 2016

Transportation for America Webinar: Planning for a Healthier Future (22 June)

As one our insiders who follows T4America's work more closely, we wanted to make sure you knew about an upcoming report and accompanying webinar.
While the performance measure framework currently being developed by USDOT will cover a limited range of metrics, T4America is releasing a new resource next week to help metro areas find ways to expand the use of performance measures to improve public health, address social equity concerns, and advance environmental quality.
Join us as we launch a new report, Planning for a Healthier Future, next week on Wednesday, June 22 at 4:00 p.m. EDT in a special online discussion. Sign up and be the first to get a copy of the report in your inbox next Wednesday.
While the federal performance measures currently being developed will cover limited metrics like safety, condition of roads and bridges, or how to measure congestion, this report lays out additional measures that enable MPOs and regions to understand the health impacts of transportation and land use decisions within three other dimensions: physical activity, traffic safety, and exposure to air pollution.
This report is the result of a two-year collaborative, supported by the Kresge Foundation, with teams from Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, San Diego, CA and Nashville, TN. These four regions are actively working to improve health, increase access to opportunity for vulnerable populations, protect the environment and promote economic competitiveness by developing and implementing transportation performance measures for their respective metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and this report is grounded in their real-life experiences.
We hope that you'll join us next week. Register today! More information about the report and the webinar can be found here. 
Stephen Lee Davis
Director of Communications
Transportation for America 
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