- Planning evaluation/oversight: Evaluating the performance of federal, statewide, regional, urban, and rural transportation plans and planning processes to determine consistency with applicable requirements, to assess results, and to identify opportunities to improve effectiveness.
- Systems planning: Analyzing and conceptualizing transportation system operations: reviewing systems at the federal, state, regional, and local levels, estimating demand, calculating lifecycle capital and operating costs, collaborating with stakeholders and community partners, assessing the potential for the incorporation of advanced technologies, and developing financing, budgeting, and implementation strategies.
- Research: Conducting research on alternative ways to measure the performance, and improve the operation, of transportation systems, such as by addressing the incorporation of mobility, productivity, and environmental/energy benefits into local, regional, state-wide and national planning and public involvement decision processes.
- Project planning support and programmatic support: Providing "on-the-ground" support at the community and state levels (working with metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, public lands agencies, and others on specific plans and projects), as well as assistance in developing transportation planning programs.
- Communicating lessons learned/best practices: Maintaining fluency with evolving federal policies and programs and their impacts on planning at the federal, state, and local levels. Communicating lessons learned and best practices throughout the planning community, in order to improve planning and decision-making.
- Coronado National Forest, Sabino Canyon Recreation Area: Transportation Analysis and Feasibility Study
- Morristown National Historical Park Integrated Alternative Transportation Study
- Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program
Public Lands Portfolio
Brief descriptions of a selection of recent Volpe Center public lands projects. Links to individual project reports are provided where available.
Eric Plosky, Division Chief