The CTIP program has funded development of multiple innovative tools to help practitioners deliver projects.
Recent tools are highlighted below.
This website contains four integrated and interlinked modules dedicated to explaining the art and science of roadside revegetation as an integrated approach to establishing native plants. Each module contains similar topics, but communicates them differently depending on informational needs.
Learn. The Roadside Revegetation Technical Guide is a comprehensive 400+ page document detailing the complete roadside revegetation process from project initiation through monitoring and management. The condensed Manager's Guide compliments the Technical Guide.
Train. The training modules offer an interactive, guided learning experience that teaches basic roadside revegetation principals using examples, illustrations, and quizzes.
Visualize. The visualize tool is an innovative approach to illustrating roadside revegetation procedures in practice. The interactive tool prompts you for specific criteria about a revegetation site and your approach, and then displays the impacts of those selections over time.
Share. The online data form and Learning Summaries provide an opportunity for Revegetation specialists to share their experiences in implementing restoration projects using native plants.
This photo album presents photographs, selected detail drawings, descriptions, and costs for innovative context-sensitive aesthetic roadway treatments. The material for this album comes from submittals by transportation professionals from across the United States. And is divided in to the following aesthetic categories:
Aesthetic Roadside Treatment Showcase provides a multi-faceted reference for highway designers, landscape architects, bridge and geotechnical engineers, and others. It should be particularly beneficial when considering preliminary design alternatives and to illustrate a concept to owner, permitting agencies, and citizen groups at public hearings.
Roadprint Online is an online life cycle assessment (LCA) tool for use with new or rehabilitated pavements. Given basic design and construction input parameters, Roadprint Online will calculate the quantitative environmental impact of a pavement including energy use and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the pavement over its lifecycle.
The Sustainable Transportation Project Road Trip is an interactive tool to stimulate thinking and facilitate discussion among transportation practitioners about how to achieve successful, sustainable delivery of transportation projects. The tool is equally versatile for either group settings or self-directed exploration.
The tool explores the trade-offs that are an inherent part of the transportation project lifecycle. Trade-offs often occur due to limited project budgets and tight schedules, as well as external circumstances. Users will navigate through the three phases of a transportation project to explore decision-making required along the way.