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LIFE AND DEATH OF THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND
-> With so much of our funding for bicycle and pedestrian facilities, including trails, dependent on federal fuel tax, it is worth looking closer at how the system works. The non-partisan Eno Center for Transportation maintains that dependence on fuel tax no longer works. The study (The Life and Death of the Highway Trust Fund: http://bit.ly/1FsyDBn) looks at alternatives to the current Highway Trust Fund. [Source: http://bit.ly/1E6MFKM]

CYCLIST TRAFFIC-RELATED AIR POLLUTION EXPOSURE BY FACILITY TYPE
-> Transportation Research And Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University has released a draft final report (Evaluation of Bicyclists Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution along Distinct Facility Types: http://bit.ly/1A5opm3) that analyzes change to bicycle facility networks, such as bicycle lanes along heavily trafficked arterials, fully separated bicycle paths, and low motorized vehicle traffic bicycle boulevards. [Source: http://bit.ly/1FrmoVS]

DOT-MULTI-STATE MPO COORDINATION: STATE OF THE PRACTICE
-> The report "Coordination Between State Transportation Agencies in Multi-State Metropolitan Planning Areas: A Survey of State Practice" provides findings in 5 topic areas: Formal agreements with other states, Distribution of federal funds, Differences in planning and reporting requirements, Areas of concern in coordinating multi-state MPO activities, and Best practices for coordinating multi-state MPO activities. [Source: http://bit.ly/1DnH2GF]

MO DOT SURVEYS PERCEPTIONS OF PROJECTSí SAFETY, CONVENIENCE, EASE OF DRIVING
-> The Missouri Department of Transportation has released a report (Assessing MoDOTís Efforts to Provide the Right Transportation Solution: http://on.mo.gov/1DSTgZ7) that discusses residentsí perceptions about the extent to which recently-completed transportation projects increased safety, convenience, and ease of driving. [Source: http://bit.ly/1DSTyir]

TRANSPORTATION PLANNING TO SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
-> The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a report (Transportation Planning to Support Economic Development: An Exploratory Study of Competitive Industry Clusters and Transportation in Minnesota: http://bit.ly/1FXJQhf) that explains the relationship between transportation and economic development by investigating how firms in competitive industry clusters use transportation networks. [Source: http://bit.ly/17XDOOP]

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