Scenario Planning Peer Workshop: El Paso, Texas, June 4, 2008

This report summarizes a Peer Workshop on tools and effective practices for scenario planning in El Paso, Texas, organized jointly by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). On the first day of the two-day event, presenters from the FHWA provided participants with an overview of the scenario planning process and described available resources and tools to assist with scenario planning analysis. Local presenters from the El Paso MPO and the Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Instituto Municipal de Investigación y Planeacíon (IMIP) provided the group with an overview of local issues. Sun Metro, the El Paso area transit agency, is preparing for a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system; scenario planning is of interest to the regional planning agencies. Presenters from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), Fort Worth South, Inc., the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, New Mexico State University, and the Federal Highway Administration provided the group with information on implementing scenario planning in a variety of community contexts. On the second day, Dr. Czneriak of New Mexico State University led the group in a scenario planning exercise, the Community Land Use Game. FHWA defines scenario planning as: "A process in which transportation professionals and citizens work together to analyze and shape the long-term future of their communities. Using a variety of tools and techniques, participants assess trends in key factors such as transportation, land use, demographics, health, etc. Participants bring the factors together in alternative future scenarios, each of these reflecting different trend assumptions and tradeoff preferences."

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    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Planning, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2009-2


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14p

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  • Accession Number: 01765735
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Jan 22 2021 10:20AM