Linking Environmental Resource and Transportation Planning

Transportation agencies and conservation agencies are working actively to build effective, mutually beneficial approaches to planning and project development. While these efforts are driven in part by new regulatory requirements, an increasing number of transportation and conservation professionals are finding that integrated planning is helping both sectors achieve their missions more effectively. Interdisciplinary collaboration “up front” – as part of planning processes – enables agencies to address complex environmental and mobility challenges early, establishing the framework for programs that will achieve both transportation objectives and environmental stewardship. These initiatives are led by State Departments of Transportation (DOTs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), state resource agencies, and conservation nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). The results of a survey of practitioners, conducted in 2008, demonstrate that the philosophy of “better than before” transportation and conservation planning and stewardship is taking root. The survey findings were supplemented by a literature review and follow-up interviews. Profiles of successful collaborative processes were developed that illustrate the range of approaches underway.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 145p

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  • Accession Number: 01497510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP 25-25 Task 32
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 1 2013 2:48PM