AICP Certified Transportation Planner (AICP CTP) Reading List

Books and Articles

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. 1999. Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C.: AASHTO.

Baida, Andrew H., and James B. McDaniel. 2003. "Civil Rights in Transportation Projects." NCHRP Legal Research Digest, no. 48. Washington, D.C.: National Cooperative Highway Research Program.

Brown, Stephen J., and Reid Ewing. 2009. U.S. Traffic Calming Manual. Chicago: APA Planners Press.

Bruun, Eric. 2007. Better Public Transit Systems: Analyzing Investments and Performance. Chicago: APA Planners Press.

Cervero, Robert, and Kara Kockelman. 1997. "Travel Demand and the 3Ds: Density, Diversity, and Design." Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 2(3).

Downs, Anthony. 1992. Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-Hour Traffic Congestion. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution.

Ewing, Reid. 1997. Transportation and Land Use Innovations: When You Can't Pave Your Way Out of Congestion. Chicago: APA Planners Press.

Forkenbrock, David J., and Glen E. Weisbrod. 2001. Guidebook for Estimating the Social and Economic Effects of Transportation Projects. NCHRP Report no. 456. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Handy, S. L., and D.A. Niemeier. 1997. "Measuring Accessibility: An Exploration of Issues and Alternatives." Environment and Planning, A 29.

Koepke, Frank J., and Vergil G. Stover. 2002. Transportation and Land Development. Washington, D.C.: Institute of Transportation Engineers.

Levinson, Marc. 2006. The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Litman, Todd A. 2006. Parking Management Best Practices. Chicago: APA Planners Press.

Meyer, Michael D., and Eric J. Miller. 2001. Urban Transportation Planning: A Decision Oriented Approach. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Mohl, Raymond. 2003. "Ike and the Interstates: Creeping Toward Comprehensive Planning." Journal of Planning History, 2(3).

Moore, Terry. 2007. The Transportation/Land Use Connection. Planning Advisory Service Report no. 546. Chicago: American Planning Association.

Pucher, John, and John L. Renne. 2003. "Socioeconomics of Urban Travel: Evidence from the 2001 NHTS." Transportation Quarterly, 57(3): 49–77.

Rosenbloom, Sandra. 2003. The Mobility Needs of Older Americans: Implications for Transportation Reauthorization. Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution.

Sanchez, Thomas, and Marc Brenman. 2007. The Right to Transportation: Moving to Equity. Chicago: APA Planers Press.

Small, Kenneth A., and Erik T. Verhoef. 2007. The Economics of Urban Transportation. New York: Routledge.

Stopford, Martin. 2009. Maritime Economics. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge.

Vuchic, Vukan R. 2005. Urban Transit: Operations, Planning and Economics. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Weiner, Edward. 1999. Urban Transportation Planning in the United States: An Historical Overview. Westport, Conn.: Praeger.

Williamson, Christopher. 2008. Planners and the Census: Census 2010, ACS, Factfinder, and Understanding Growth. Chicago: APA Planners Press.

Government Resources

America's Marine Highway Program. 2010. Report to Congress.

Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Public Law 110-140. 110th Congress, 2nd sess., December 19, 2007.

Evans, Jennifer. 1999. ElderlyMobility and Safety: The Michigan Approach Background Paper #1. Detroit: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

Federal Aviation Administration. 2007. Airport Master Plans. FAA Advisory Circular 150/5070-6B.

Federal Aviation Administration. 2006. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions. FAA Order 5050.4B.

Federal Geographic Data Committee:

MARAD-2008-0096 (America's Marine Highway Program Interim Final Rule).

President of the United States. Executive Order. Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations, Executive Order 12898. Federal Register 59, no. 32 (Feb. 16, 1994).

Shankar, Umesh. 2001. Fatal Single Motorcycle Crashes. Report no. DOT HS 809 360. Washington, D.C.: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency. 2008. National Response Framework. FEMA Publication P-682.

U.S. Department of Transportation. 1999. A Guide to Federal Aid Programs and Projects. Publication no. FHWA-IF-99-006.

U.S. Department of Transportation. 1997. Transportation Statistics Annual Report 1997.

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. 2010. Census Transportation Planning Products. Available at

U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. 2008. Design Guidance — Accommodating Bicycle and Pedestrian Travel: A Recommended Approach. Available at

U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration. 2007. The Maritime Administration Annual Report to Congress 2007.

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2003. Motorcycle Safety Program. Available at

U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics. 2009. America's Container Ports: Freight Hubs that Connect Our Nation to Global Markets.

White House Office of Management and Budget. October 29, 1992. Guidelines and Discount Rates for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Federal Programs. Circular No. A-94.

U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Program Assessment Rating Tool. Available at

Other Resources

Committee on the Marine Transportation System. 2008. National Strategy for the Marine Transportation System: A Framework for Action.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation:

Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI) (private company):

3rd Annual National Urban Freight Conference 2009:

Transportation Research Board. 2004. Effective Methods for Environmental Justice Assessment. NCHRP Report 532.

Transportation Research Board. 2004. Transit Oriented Development in the United States: Experiences, Challenges, and Prospects. TCRP Report 102.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Chamber Foundation. 2003. Trade and Transportation: A Study of North American Port and Intermodal Systems.


  • No reading list can span the entire range of material in the field.
  • It is not expected that exam takers will have read all the resources cited.
  • The readings are intended as guidelines only. While many exam questions are based on these readings, many are developed from other materials of similar content.