Policy Briefs

The NCST produces two-page Policy Briefs to help summarize and synthesize findings from its research and to highlight the policy and/or practice implications in an easy-to-understand, accessible style and format.

Do Rail Transit Stations Induce Displacement?

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
This policy brief summarizes research that tested whether or not rail transit developments cause an influx of high-income residents and an outflow of low-income residents near rail stations.

Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning: Agency Roles and Workforce Development

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
This policy brief summarizes findings from the Climate Adaptation Planning Survey, an online survey of planners conducted in June 2015, that assessed the adaptation planning capacity, the adequacy of technical tools, and current preparation levels of local and state agencies as they focus their work on adaptation to climate change.

We Can Get There From Here: New Perspectives on Transportation Equity

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
This policy brief summarizes findings from the white paper that assesses academic research and transportation planning practice to provide a shared understanding of the definitions, challenges, and opportunities in the field of transportation equity.

Managing the Impacts of Freight in California

Research Product Type
Policy Brief
This policy brief provides a statewide assessment of freight movement on all traffic congestion, and defines freight impact areas as severely congested roadway corridors with high volumes of trucks.