Local Development-Intergovernmental Review: Challenges and Opportunities

Public and private projects approved by local agencies impact the safety, capacity, and operational integrity of the State transportation system. Local Development-Intergovernmental Review (LD-IGR) is a legal process for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to convey its concerns, comments, and specific recommendations to cities and counties regarding these local development projects . The LD-IGR process provides Caltrans with its best opportunity to find out what adverse impacts are likely to be generated on state transportation facilities by the proposed project or land use change proposals. It also provides what may be the only chance to get the project sponsors to help (or fully) fund whatever measures are needed to mitigate the identified adverse impacts, which otherwise would have to be funded later using public tax dollars. At Caltrans, we must determine that the traffic impact analyses for the state highway system are correct, comprehensive and effectively mitigated. However, this valuable process for Caltrans is plagued with various challenges in reality, which can be categorized into procedural, institutional, and technical ones. In this paper, how these challenges are handled at Caltrans is presented, with a hope to not only improve the LD-IGR program at Caltrans, but also to help sister States that are also faced with similar challenges.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01046184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-2285
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 6:58PM