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Environment, Planning, and Economics

Team Leader: Amy A. O'Leary
Associate Director for Environment, Planning and Economics
Photo of Amy A. O'Leary<BR>Associate Director for Environment, Planning and Economics
 
Purpose:

Environmental and history research encompasses stormwater best management practices; ecology, including mitigation of animal-vehicle collisions; endangered species; waste management in VDOT maintenance operations; and the identification and management of historic and cultural resources in VDOT right of way, especially structures.

Planning research encompasses transportation planning at the state, regional, and local levels; access management; transit research; bicycle and pedestrian studies; and performance measures.

Economics research includes return-on-investment and benefit-cost studies for improved materials and practices, transportation finance, and innovative funding approaches for transportation.

The VDOT Library provides online access for agency employees to a very large number of e-books and full-text materials available from subscription databases; circulation services for items the Library owns, including PE exam preparation materials; inter-library loan services; quick answers to reference questions; and customized technical literature searches by a professional librarian.

 

NameTitlePhoneEmail
Amy A. O'Leary Associate Director for Environment, Planning and Economics(434) 293-1995 Amy.Oleary@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Bridget M. Donaldson Senior Research Scientist (434) 293-1922Bridget.Donaldson@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Lance E. Dougald Sr. Research Scientist(434) 293-1938Lance.Dougald@VDOT.Virginia.gov
James S. Gillespie Senior Research Scientist(434) 293-1935JS.Gillespie@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Gilbert Kenner Library Associate(434) 293-1903Gilbert.Kenner@VDOT.virginia.gov
Ann B. Miller Research Scientist(434) 293-1955Ann.Miller@VDOT.Virginia.gov
John S. Miller Principal Research Scientist(434) 293-1999John.Miller@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Audrey K. Moruza Research Scientist(434) 293-1947Audrey.Moruza@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Barbara J. Neyman Library Associate(434) 293-1902Barb.Neyman@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Peter B. Ohlms Research Scientist(434) 293-1991Peter.Ohlms@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Ken Winter Librarian Specialist III(434) 293-1959 Ken.Winter@VDOT.Virginia.gov

  • 73839  -  Range-Wide Assessment of Habitat Suitability for Roanoke Logperch (Percina Rex)
  • 72732  -  An Examination of the Land Development Review Process of VDOT
  • 73233  -  A Management Plan for Cultural Resources in VDOT Rights-of-Way
  • 73197  -  The Use and Effectiveness of Highway Underpasses by Large Mammals in Virginia
  • 68292  -  Transportation Infrastructure Improvement Influences vs. Expected Outcomes
  • 72987  -  Effects of Soil Amendments and Other Practices on the Success of VDOT Non-tidal Wetland Mitigation E
  • 76831  -  An Examination of Some Aspects of the Coordination of Land Use and Transportation Planning at the Local, Regional, and State Level
  • 77021  -  Analytical Support for the Statewide Multimodal Long-Range Transportation Plan - Phase 2
  • 77319  -  Analytical Support for Prioritizing the State Highway Plan
  • 73195  -  Frederick County Road Orders 1743-1772
  • 78150  -  Botetourt County Road Orders 1770-1778
  • 72990  -  Pilot Scale Evaluation of Treatment Technologies for Salt-Contaminated Runoff at Road-Salt Storage Facilities
  • 76303  -  Measuring the Effectiveness of Long-Range Transportation Planning in Virginia
  • 76743  -  Determination of Best Practices for the Rehabilitation and Moving of Historic Metal Truss Bridges
  • 79242  -  Identification of Wildife Hotspots along Roadways in Virginia's Coastal Zone
  • 79350  -  Understanding Cattail (Typha sp.) Invasion and Persistence in VDOT Mitigation Wetlands
  • 79420  -  Optimal Selection & Design of Stormwater BMP Facilities in a Highway Setting
  • 80165  -  Process for Analyzing “Stand-Alone” Projects and Integrating
  • 80355  -  Evaluation of Crash Rates and Causal Factors for High Risk Locations on Rural and Urban Two-Lane Highways in Virginia
  • 80574  -  Causal Factors for Intersection Crashes in Northern Virginia
  • 80774  -  Understanding the Environmental Effects of Cured-in-Place Pipes for Utility Pipe Rehabilitation
  • 81088  -  Backsights: Essays on Transportation History
  • 81142  -  Recycling of Salt-Contaminated Storm-Water Runoff for Brine Production at VDOT Road-Salt Storage Facilities
  • 82106  -  Testing an Integrated PDA-GPS System to Collect Standardized Roadkill Data
  • 82240  -  A Review and Assessment of the Process VDOT Employs in Project Scoping
  • 82897  -  Feasibility of Offsite Airport Terminals in Improving Landside Access to Airports
  • 83142  -  Assessment of Soil and Wash-Water Quality Beneath Salt-Spreader Storage Racks: Lubricant and Salt Quantification
  • 83999  -  Improving the Retrofitting of Existing Roads with Pedestrian Accommodations in Virginia
  • 84657  -  Fincastle County Road Orders 1773-1776
  • 84858  -  Development of Regional Channel Geometry Curves for the Piedmont Physiographic Provinces of Virginia
  • 84995  -  Improving Land Use Forecasting for Medium-Size Metropolitan Planning Organizations In Virginia
  • 85142  -  A Determination of the Actual Costs to VDOT of Land Development Review – Phase II
  • 86734  -  Montgomery County Road Orders
  • 87090  -  Prioritization Methods for Multimodal Investments, Including Return on Investment
  • 87680  -  Development of a Methodology to Measure Mobility in Urban Transportation Corridors
  • 88916  -  Access-Management Performance Measures
  • 89717  -  Effects of Sedimentation on Native Freshwater Mussels
  • 91015  -  A Template for Incorporating Safety into the Regional Planning Process
  • 91418  -  Survey of Early Virginia Road Stones, Milestones and Related Objects
  • 92134  -  Evaluation of Pipe Repair Options Available for Use by the Virginia Department of Transportation, Phase II
  • 94412  -  Development of Safety Performance Functions for Intersections in Virginia – Phase II
  • 95129  -  Land-Development Risk Analysis for the Statewide Mobility System
  • 96564  -  Composting Animal Carcasses Removed from Roads: a Pilot Study of Two Techniques
  • 99049  -  Pilot Implementation of a Resource Guide to Enhance Incorporation of Safety into the Regional Planning Process
  • 99047  -  Trip-Generation Method for Small Area Plans
  • 98770  -  A Methodology to Forecast Peak Spreading
  • 101596  -  Loudoun County Road Orders
  • 101730  -  Unmet Data Needs of Transportation Planners
  • 101739  -  Composting of Animal Carcasses Removed from Roads: A Pilot Study of Vessel Composting
  • 101939  -  Development of a Monitoring and Assessment Plan for Low Impact Development Strategies for the Lorton Road Widening Project, Fairfax County
  • 101941  -  Survey and Management of Civil War Monuments in the VDOT Right of Way
  • 101944  -  A Survey of Collaborative Transportation Planning Techniques and Their Application to Corridor Access Management Plans
  • 103639  -  Local Transportation Funding in Virginia: Lessons Learned
  • 103638  -  Traditional and Innovative Funding and Financing Options for Virginia and Its Localities
  • 101937  -  An Analysis of Benefits of Using Storage Tanks to Store Stormwater Runoff Generated at VDOT’s Maintenance Facilities
  • 103747  -  Standardized Test Method to Quantify Environmental Impacts of Stormwater Pipe Rehabilitation Materials
  • 103647  -  Identifying Strategic Locations for Animal Crash Mitigation on I-64 in the Afton Mountain Area
  • 103980  -  Permeable Pavement Pilot Project Using Porous Asphalt
  • 105202  -  Assessment of the Low-Impact Development (LID) Strategies Used for the Lorton Road Widening Project, Fairfax County, Virginia: Phase I
  • 105203  -  Evaluation of the Economics and Logistics of Animal Mortality Composting for the Virginia Department of Transportation
  • 105218  -  Investigating the Cost-Effectiveness of Nutrient-Credit Use as an Option for VDOT Stormwater Permitting Requirements
  • 00076  -  Evaluation of a Buried Cable Roadside Animal-Detection System
  • 105221  -  Innovative Pavement Markings to Facilitate Bicycle Travel
  • 103640  -  Determinants of Funding Variability for Preliminary Engineering (PE)
  • 106068  -  Traffic Forecasting Guidebook: Case Study Validation
  • 106422  -  Update for Management Plan for Historic Bridges in Virginia
  • 101947  -  Historic Bridge Management Plan: A Scoping Update
  • 106482  -  Use of Remote Sensing to Identify Wetlands on Project-Specific Location Studies
  • 107511  -  Assessment of Low Impact Development Strategies Used in Lorton Road Widening Project
  • 107897  -  Reuse Options for VDOT's Street Sweeping Residuals
  • 107895  -  Assessment of Trip Generation Estimation Methods for Mixed-Use, Infill, Transit-Oriented, or Smart Growth (MITUS) Developments
  • 107898  -  Computational Enhancements for the VDOT Regional River Severe Storm Model
  • 107901  -  Development and Testing of Environmental DNA (eDNA) Protocols for the Endangered James Spinymussel (Pleurobema collina)
  • 107899  -  Survey for Breeding Peregrine Falcons on Bridges in the Virginia Coastal Plain 2016
  • 107900  -  Improving Animal-vehicle Collision Data for the Strategic Application of Mitigation Strategies
  • 109527  -  Extent of VDOT’s Exception Process for Access Standards
  • 109863  -  Implementation and Evaluation of a Buried Cable Animal Detection System
  • 109906  -  Management Guidelines for Historic Roads in Virginia
  • 109945  -  When and How to Consider Connected Vehicles in Virginia Transportation Planning Processes
  • 109948  -  Assessing the Feasibility of a Pedestrian and Bicycle Count Program in Virginia
  • 109962  -  Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Wildlife Fencing Along Existing Isolated Underpasses
  • 110606  -  The Effectiveness of Deer Advisory Messages on VDOT's Changeable Message Signs:Phase II
  • 111957  -  Computational Enhancements for the VDOT Regional River Severe Storm Model (R2S2) Phase II
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