Urban Transportation Council Green Guide for Roads Task Force TAC 2009 April Meetings Ottawa Scope To develop a set of self-evaluation performance measurement criteria incorporating;
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Urban Transportation Council
Green Guide for Roads Task Force
TAC 2009 April MeetingsOttawa
To develop a set of self-evaluation performance measurement criteria incorporating;
sustainable/green principles and environmental stewardship that may be applied to all aspects of the roadway over its lifecycle
provide guidance on roadway planning, design, construction, commissioning, maintenance and operation, and life cycle assessment activities
address the full functional hierarchy of roads in both urban and rural settings.
The intent is to promote sustainable growth and alternative multi-modal transportation solutions within the corridor, along with safe, long lasting roadway infrastructure and green construction principles.
Task Force formed late July, 2008 under the Urban Transportation Council
18 members nominated by TAC Councils and Standing Committees
1 CaGBC liaison member
Appointed Chair - Rico Fung
Task Force conducts business mainly with conference calls with most members participating
Have had regular conference calls since August 8, 2008
Two face to face meetings are planned, one in April 2009 (now) and one in October 2009, TAC Annual Conference, Vancouver
First Workgroup was formed at the September 2008 meeting to develop the “Process Roadmap” documentation
Roadmap approved by the Task Force in January, as a “guiding document”, and to be approved formally by UTC at April meeting.
Roadmap available upon request to the Task Force Chair-Rico Fung (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Second Work Group was formed to conduct an Extensive Literature Review
Documents assembled in Literature Review are held on into a FTP site hosted by TAC and accessible for Guide Development
Recently surveyed Task Force members’ to gain understanding of members’ knowledge and expertise, and potential gaps to be filled by other TAC members
Preliminary Guide Scope and Application Areas
Finalize “subtask groups” based on the outlines of the Guide in the Process Roadmap and the individual member’s knowledge/expertise
Each subtask group will further define the intent for each chapter/sub-section
Submitted a Request for Funding Proposal to UTC to hire a student for summer 2009, to be approved NOW
Student will help draft and format sections of the Guide based on input from subtask groups and independent research
UTC currently has TAC seed funding available to fund this proposal hiring a student
Identify the areas requiring external consulting expertise
TF members have agreed to first polling own internal resources to address the deficiencies
Aim is to complete project by September 2010
Next update to TAC will be through a Workshop at the TAC 2009 Conference in Vancouver