TRB will conduct a free webinar 2-3 p.m. ET Tuesday, June 5, 2018 that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Tools for a Sustainable Transit Agency (Research Report 197).

“Tools for a Sustainable Transit Agency” presents the research that developed two practical tools for improving sustainability at transit agencies. After conducting interviews with transit agency staff, researchers learned they needed tools to quantify and evaluate different sustainability strategies, guidance on integrating sustainability throughout organizations and culture, and how to make the case for sustainability to decision-makers and communicate their sustainability successes to the public. The tools include:

The Sustainability Routemap – an interactive PDF that guides the user to improve a transit agency’s sustainability program through applying change management principles, best practice examples, and references to online tools

The S+ROI Calculator – an Excel-based tool that quantitatively evaluates potential sustainability projects in terms of financial, social, and
environmental returns

FTA sponsors TCRP to develop and apply innovative solutions to help meet the demands placed on the nation’s public transit systems.