Coordination of Section 106 and Long Range Transportation Planning

This study examines how state departments of transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) consider historic preservation factors in their long range transportation planning process. The first element of this study is a literature review. This included a review of all state long range plans available on-line. The second element is an initial survey of state DOT cultural resource management (CRM) and transportation planning staffs, and MPOs. The purpose of the survey is to determine which state DOTs and MPOs consider historic preservation factors during long range planning, which do not, and why. Based on the results of the literature review and initial survey, a sample of state DOT CRM and transportation planning staffs and MPOs were selected for interviews. The DOT and MPO interviews focused on how these agencies and organizations consider historic preservation factors during long range transportation planning. In the initial survey, the project team asked if a DOT or MPO consulted with their State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) about the consideration of historic preservation factors in long range planning. Based on the responses from the DOTs and MPOs, a number of SHPOs were also selected for interviews. Finally, the project team and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) panel identified nine case studies based on the literature review, survey, and interviews. The case studies demonstrate how early consideration of historic preservation factors during long range planning streamlines and enhances both the Section 106 project review process and project delivery.

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    • This research was sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, and was conducted in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.
  • Corporate Authors:

    SRI Foundation

    333 Rio Rancho Drive, Suite 103
    Rio Ranch, NM  United States  87124

    Venner Consulting

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    ICF International

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  • Authors:
    • Klein, Terry H
    • Cushman, David
    • Venner, Marie
    • Bowen, Beverly
  • Publication Date: 2014-7-29


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 97p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01672206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 25-25, Task 87
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 2018 2:09PM