By Josias Zietsman; National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.; National Cooperative Highway Research Program.; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.; United States. Federal Highway Administration.; et al
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35 36 A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies Table 5. S. and international agencies. Agency Definition of Sustainability Programs/Offices Highlighted Notes/Highlights California Department of Transportation Ensuring that environmental, social, health, and economic considerations are factored into decisions about transportation activities. • Smart Mobility Caltrans is managing many programs that relate to aspects of sustainability and span regional and statewide levels.
Mapping Goals to Sustainability Principles The sample goals in Table 1 reflect general sustainability principles as they apply to the transportation sector. All of your goals that form part of the final agency goal set should relate to at least one principle of sustainability. Often, a goal will support more than one principle. Yet no one goal in itself is sufficient to achieve sustainability—it takes multiple goals, pursued in concert, to promote sustainability. When a final set of goals is defined, it’s important to crosscheck the package of goals to ensure that all of the principles are well addressed.
Continued. Agency Definition of Sustainability Progra ms/ Offices Highlighted Notes/Highlights Chicago Metropolitan Agen cy for Planning Can be used in one of three ways: • Sustainability requires that any public policy or investment meet certain environmental, economic, and social equity goals. • Sustainability meets the needs of the present without compro mising the needs of the future. • Sustainability regards the total wealth of society as capital that should be preserved or increased, including natural capital, hu man capital, and manmade capital, in addition to financial wealth.
A guidebook for sustainability performance measurement for transportation agencies by Josias Zietsman; National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.; National Cooperative Highway Research Program.; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.; United States. Federal Highway Administration.; et al