Innovation in Environmental Streamlining and Project Delivery: The Oregon State Bridge Delivery Program

Surface transportation planning in the United States has become a complex system of intergovernmental planning and environmental compliance requirements over the past several decades. As a result, the process from planning stage to project implementation has become significantly lengthier with associated delays and cost increases. The field of in-depth case studies that might serve as templates to help agencies at various governmental levels develop effective environmental streamlining efforts is still relatively small. What are some of the critical elements of successful environmental streamlining? What individual, organizational and institutional features influence the development and implementation of such programs? A case study of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Bridge Delivery Program follows how one such effort went from idea to program and provides insights into factors that helped create an environmental streamlining program. The study should be of interest to practitioners, policy makers and academics.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 72p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OR-RD-07-06, SR 500-151
  • Created Date: Apr 3 2007 12:49PM