PEL Benefits: Measuring the Benefits of Planning and Environmental Linkages

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) commissioned this report to explore and document the benefits stemming from the incorporation of Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) strategies into State, regional, and local planning and project development processes. This report includes five case studies from across the country that detail five different implementations of PEL strategies and their attendant benefits. The case studies investigated two common PEL strategies: PEL studies and electronic screening tools. The most common benefits included facilitation of the environmental review process, cost and time savings, and a flexible evaluation of alternatives.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: 35p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01596692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-FHWA-16-08, FHWA-HEP-16-022
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2016 10:44AM