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Transportation Sustainability Guide: About This Guide

This guide identifies resources in sustainability for practitioners in transportation. Strategies, best practices, and solutions for achieving sustainability and minimizing the impact of the environment on the transportation infrastructure are presented.


TKN stands for "Transportation Knowledge Network," a group of regional transportation libraries and organizations formed to increase access to transportation information and provide cost-effective, new and improved services for member libraries and their users. This video explains the roles of the three regional Transportation Knowledge Networks.

Sustainability in Transportation

Created by librarians from the Eastern Transportation Knowledge Network, this guide identifies resources in sustainability for practitioners in transportation operations planning, design and management.  Innovative strategies, best practices, and solutions for achieving sustainability, and minimizing the impact of the transportation infrastructure on the environment, are presented in the guide.

The LibGuide is funded by FHWA Pooled Fund Study TPF-5(237), a collaborative effort benefiting the development of transportation library services and programs.

Help Us Find Amphibian Crossing Sites! -- Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)

On the first wet nights of spring, thousands of amphibians migrate from their upland winter habitats to wetland breeding areas. Oftentimes these habitats are separated by roads, and in some areas over 50% of the animals are killed by traffic. Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and Department of Fish and Wildlife are working together to mitigate traffic deaths, but need help locating crossing sites throughout the state.


Current Compilers

Helen Linda
Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)

Laura Whayne
Kentucky Transportation Center
University of Kentucky

Lamara Williams
North Carolina DOT Library

Past Compilers

Many thanks to everyone who has worked on this guide!

Betty Ambler
Connecticut DOT Library

Sandy Brady
Louisiana Transportation Research Center Library

Lynn Matis
Massachusetts DOT Library

‚ÄčJane Minotti
New York State DOT Research Library

Carol Paszamant
New Jersey DOT Research Library

Jess Wallis
National Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP)

Past compiler listed libraries may not represent current places of employment