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Refereed Publications

Ann M Hartell, 2018. Is Performance Measurement Improving Planning Practice? The Case of Location Affordability in Long-Range Transportation Plans. Transportation Research Record.

Ann M Hartell, 2018.  Location Affordability and Regional Economic Resilience: Evidence From the U.S. Foreclosure Crisis.Transportation Research Record.

Ann M Hartell. 2016. Evaluating the Concept of Location Affordability: Recent Data on the Relationship Between Transportation, Housing, and Urban Form. Housing Policy Debate.

Theodore J Mansfield and Ann M Hartell. 2012. Institutionalizing Sustainability at the Level of State Departments of Transportation. Quantitative Assessment of Transportation Sustainability Plan Quality. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2771, pp 9-18.

Ann M Hartell. 2008. Is Inadequate Transportation a Barrier to Community Involvement? Evidence from the Social Capital Benchmark Survey. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2067, pp 11-16.

Ann M Hartell. 2007. Methodological Challenges for Environmental Justice Assessments for Transportation Projects. Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2011, pp 21-29.

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Housing Policy Debate


Other Work & Past Projects

Broad Brushes and Useful Approximations: Measuring Urban Form in Location Affordability Research
Presentation paper at the European Regional Science Association Congress, August, 2016. 
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Contextualizing Location Affordability: Urban Sprawl and Foreclosure
Discussion paper SRE-DISC.2015/06
Paper presented at the North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association International, November, 2015.

Sprawl and Commuting: Exploring New Measures of United States Metro Regions 
Discussion paper SRE-DISC.2015/07
Presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting,  January 2015.

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Path dependence in economic theory and research
Discussion Paper SRE-DISC.2013/03

Investigating Locational Affordability:  Housing costs, vehicle costs, and foreclosures
Paper presented at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 2014.
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Defining Community Context in Transportation Project Planning and Development Process 
NCHRP 25-25, Task 69, for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Environment.
Federally funded project to provide transportation industry practitioners with a catalog of tools for defining community characteristics to support planning and project development. 2011. Key researcher.

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Improved Methods for Assessing Social, Cultural, and Economic Effects of Transportation Projects
NCHRP 8-36, Task 66 for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning.
Federally funded project to provide a cross-disciplinary synthesis of existing and new approaches social impact assessment. Addresses methodological issues and includes a case study example that looks at traditional demographic data in new ways, adopts data from non-transportation sources, and tests the feasibility of innovative social measures. 2008. Key researcher; main author of final report.

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Context Sensitive Solutions National Dialog 1 & 2
National project series sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration to compile best practices in transportation planning, policy, programs and project design and development. From 2008-2010, a series of regional  workshops were organized featuring selected examples. The successful first series was renewed for 2012-2014.  Key project staff.

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North Carolina Department of Transportation REAL ID Grant Program
This effort provided internal agency facilitation and documentation services for the state Division of Motor Vehicles to support their participation in a federal grants program. Over $4M in grants were successfully secured for projects to improve driver license/identification card issuance processes. Substantive contributions included the development and delivery of the agency’s first ever on-line training program and development of a complete employee manual for the revised driver license issuance procedures. 2009-2012. Principal Investigator.

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