Energy & Environment (56 unique lessons found)

To minimize emissions, adhere to high performance design specifications.
The report, performed by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, identified key modernization techniques to minimize the overall carbon footprints of the agency's rolling stock and facilities.

Battery electric bus (BEB) technology offers a clean and efficient alternative to diesel buses but may require the adjustment of routes to accommodate charging requirements
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) compared Foothill Transits electric bus and CNG fleet operation over a two-year period.

A Smart City must address real-world challenges, not just deploy technology.
A summary report of key takeaways from applications for USDOT’s Smart City Challenge

Engage labor early and address accessibility issues at the outset when considering partnering with new mobility services.
Experiences of two transit operators in entering service delivery partnerships with a Transportation Network Company (TNC) and with a micro-transit operator.

Engage political champions to keep controversial High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) lane projects on track.
Experience with the variable pricing projects in Los Angeles (Interim Results)

Pursue technology based, high risk policies incrementally to better manage likely organizational and technological challenges.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's experience in implementing advanced parking management (Interim Results).

Consider procuring computer and network hardware independently when feasible and procure right-sized systems.
Washoe County’s experience implementing a comprehensive transit ITS program.

Encourage staff to find creative and efficient uses of ITS to improve operations through better communications.
Washoe County’s experience implementing a comprehensive transit ITS program.

Develop policies for carbon trading rights and risk management.
A New Mexico DOT experience with carbon sequestering

Establish a centralized database for all winter maintenance-related weather information.
An Idaho Transportation Department experience in Road-Weather Information System integration.

Apply process re-engineering techniques to increase the likelihood of successful ITS deployment.
Maryland, New York, and Connecticut's experience with electronic toll collection and electronic screening.

Consider public/private partnerships and unique financing methods as ways to cover costs for managed lanes projects.
Guidance provided by the Texas Transportation Institute on funding and financing managed lanes projects.

Use a regional approach for traffic signal systems operations to realize cost efficiencies.
The City of Minneapolis Department of Public Works' experience.

Monitor emerging security requirements and legislation that may impact commercial vehicle business processes.
The IMTC ITS CVO – Border Crossing Deployment stakeholders experience with changes in security policies in Washington State and British Columbia.

Use an interoperable transponder to assure maximum benefits to both the private and public sector.
The Washington State and British Columbia experience in using transponders as part of the IMTC ITS CVO – Border Crossing Deployment.

Implement a communication structure across jurisdictions that facilitates the flow of traffic data and allows agencies to coordinate traffic signal timing.
Phoenix and Seattle’s experiences with coordinating traffic signal timing across jurisdictional boundaries.

USDOT provides advice for state DOTs considering deployment of connected vehicle technology.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) releases seven basic steps for states and infrastructure owners/operators to follow when they are considering deployments for connected vehicle technology.