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Part of my current employment is to understand and appreciate the impact MAP 21 may have on transportation operations and especially how transportation operations relates to congestion (rather than capacity or toll). Pretty specific there. What's not so specific is MAP 21. As a result, there is now a nationwide dialogue occurring about what these performance measures should be.
So what are your thoughts about performance measures? Do you prefer being able to tie them to…Continue
Atlanta recently thumbs downed a proposal to increase taxes to fund much needed transportation improvements. Although the tax hike would have been 1% and would have in theory created an economic boom in the area, the residents responded resoundingly that they don't trust their government and wont give the government any more money. So are states and local governments that are engaging in open government programs experiencing better success at obtaining funds from tax payers? Is it really…Continue
So, I just came back from a couple weeks of maternity leave. People think I'm crazy not to have taken the full 3 months off after having a baby. There's also the misconception that I would be paid for all 3 months, not just for the leave time I have accrued. I'm not complaining though. My current employer has been very flexible with allowing me to work some time from home and certain hours in the office until my newest little one can begin regular childcare. I feel like at least with…Continue
So sure, I've read a ton about doing a capacity maturity model and in theory (and according to my practice versions) I understand how to do one. But in reality, I'm finding it more difficult to place this tool into practice. So when do you implement this kind of tool? Do you do it because the sponsor of your project requested it? How useful has it been for you?