The Transportation Research Board (TRB) just published “Integrating the Military into the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process” by Sam Belfield (HRTPO staff) in its Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2397, dated 2013 and dedicated to planning.
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Mr. Belfield leads the HRTPO's planning and analysis of military transportation needs in Hampton Roads, Virginia. His works include:
To complete these studies, Mr. Belfield convened a group of military representatives and transportation stakeholders to help guide the work. One result of this work is improved scoring for transportation projects that benefit the military in HRTPO’s Project Prioritization Tool used to select projects for the HRTPO Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
As a member of TRB’s Military Transportation Committee, Mr. Belfield has shared his work with interested parties around the nation.