NCHRP Report 536: From Handshake to Compact: Guidance to Foster Collaborative, Multimodal Decision Making
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NCHRP Report 536:
From Handshake to Compact: Guidance to Foster Collaborative, Multimodal Decision Making
(2005)
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TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program have jointly produced and published From Handshake to Compact: Guidance to Foster Collaborative, Multimodal Decision Making. The product, which can be referred to as TCRP Report 106 or NCHRP Report 536, provides examples of collaboration in multimodal decision making. The report is designed to provide practical advice to transportation professionals interested in identifying, implementing, and sustaining collaborative activities. Included with report is a CD-ROM (CRP-CD-52) that provides a detailed set of case examples and describes the research methodology. A companion product, available separately but designed to complement the report and CD-ROM, is TCRP Research Results Digest 65/NCHRP Research Results Digest 288: A New Vision of Mobility: Guidance to Foster Collaborative, Multimodal Decision Making that provides a brief overview of the research and findings used in developing the reports.

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  • Transportation — Administration and Management
Contents

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xi
Chapter 1. Introduction 1-4
Defining Collaboration 5-7
Benefits of Collaboration 8-9
Challenges to Successful Collaboration 10-12
Collaboration as a Process of Climbing a Ladder 13-15
Assessing an Existing Collaboration - How Steady Is the Collaboration's Position on the Ladder? 16-19
Observations in Advancing Collaborative Relationships 20-22
Step 1: Sizing up and making the ascent 23-25
Step 2: Scaling the first rungs 26-26
Step 3: Establishing a firm footing 27-28
Step 4: Stepping up to the challenge 29-29
Step 5: Establishing communication capabilities among those on the ladder 30-30
Step 6: Starting to climb higher 31-31
Step 7: Making the ascent 32-32
Step 8: Maintaining the momentum 33-34
Step 9: Extending the ladder 35-35
Step 10: The view from here 36 36-37
Purpose and Needs Statement 38-38
Agreement on Language and Terms 39-39
Ad Hoc Planning and Decision Structures 40-40
Task Forces/Committees 41-42
Common Work/Activities Program 43-44
Staff Assignment/Rotation 45-45
Staff Training 46-46
Third-Party Facilitation 47-47
Memorandum of Understanding/Agreement 48-49
Collaboration Technology 50-50
Co-Location 51-51
Forming a New Organization 52-53
Organizing the Toolbox 54-54
Applying the Toolbox 55-55
Summary 56-56
Chapter 6. Bibliography 57-57
Appendix A: List of Focus Group Participants 58-59
Appendix B: Self-Assessment Tool for Existing Collaborations 60-61
Appendix C: Changing the Score Ranges in the Self-Assessment Scorecard 62-62
Appendix D: Self-Assessment Questions for Different Levels of Collaboration 63-67
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 68-68

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