September 20, 2012
The TCI Sustainable Communities workgroup is exploring ways to measure the environmental and economic benefits of state-level sustainable communities efforts. By working together as a region, TCI is helping to leverage state resources and foster sharing of states' experiences with sustainable transportation policies by providing standardized tools to measure outcomes in the same way.
The group is currently developing a set of measures that will be a resource for participating TCI states' efforts to track benefits and outcomes of state sustainable community efforts. Participants have identified 11 preliminary categories of measures, and are currently working with stakeholders to further develop and refine individual metrics and indicators within these categories. Several states are working with TCI to explore how these metrics and indicators can be integrated into their existing programs and policies.
More information about the ongoing work to develop measures and indicators by TCI’s Sustainable Communities workgroup is available in a background paper at the link below.