TCSP Planning Tools For Small And Medium-Sized Communities

Supported by Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Transportation and Community and System Preservation (TCSP) Pilot Program, innovative projects have employed geographic information systems (GIS) models and other analytical tools and strategies to assess and communicate the impacts of regional transportation and land use decisions on mobility, the environment, and economic development. McHenry County, Illinois is using GIS to bring together local jurisdictions, state agencies, and the general public to create a corridor transportation and land use plan that also protects the Kishwaukee River and adjacent natural areas. In Charlottesville, Virginia innovative modeling approaches and public involvement techniques are being used to enable the community to develop a 50-year transportation and land use plan for the metropolitan region. In St. Lucie County, Florida, a project is underway to bring teenagers and planners together to develop an alternative transportation plan. A project in Kentucky’s Central Bluegrass Region developed a corridor management handbook to facilitate increased public involvement in corridor planning projects. All four cases demonstrate that analytical tools support the process of creating and identifying the public’s preferred development scenarios. These TCSP-sponsored projects appear to be achieving the TCSP Program objectives of reducing infrastructure costs and environmental impacts, and increasing the efficiency of the transportation infrastructure.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Eighth National Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities, September 18-20, 2002, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 8 2007 1:37PM