Major investments--defined by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration--are highway or transit improvements of substantial cost that are expected to have a significant effect on capacity, traffic flow, level of service, or mode share at the transportation corrdior or sub-area scale. Major investment studies (MISs) are required when a major metropolitan transportation investment is identified and federal funds are involved, as a means to develop or refine the plan and underpin decisions by the metropolitan planning organization. This article describes one approach to the MIS process, which combines the National Environmental Policy Act environmental process with the MIS process. Five phases of the joint process are outlined: scoping, public involvement, alternatives and methodologies, evaluation and comparison, and documentation. Flexibility is the key in this process to meet the needs of stakeholders and the scope of the project.

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    American Road & Transportation Builders Association

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  • Authors:
    • Amato, L
  • Publication Date: 1995-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 30-32
  • Serial:
    • Transportation Builder
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    • ISSN: 1043-4054

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00714653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 24 1995 12:00AM