STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING UNDER ISTEA: A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR DECISION MAKING

ISTEA calls for sound transportation planning and emphasizes the need to broadly consider the impacts of transportation investments. This report discusses the ISTEA statewide planning process and the opportunity it offers to states to update their approaches to planning; to ensure that transportation investments reflect the economic, environmental, and quality-of-life goals of the states; and to seek and consider public input and involvement in the decisions public officials make on future investments. The guide aims to provide elected officials and policymakers with a clearer understanding of how sound transportation planning can be conducted by states, and presents a new framework for transportation decisionmaking as envisioned in ISTEA. It also provides information on statewide planning for others interested in the decisionmaking process for infrastructure investments, and discusses innovative financing techniques now available to state and local governments.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Environment and Planning, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Transit Administration

    Office of Planning, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1996

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 35 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00726697
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PD-96-026A
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 2 1996 12:00AM