Environmental Mitigation in Transportation Planning: Case Studies in Meeting SAFETEA-LU Section 6001 Requirements

The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) included provisions intended to enhance consideration of environmental issues and impacts within the transportation planning process. The purpose of this case study report is to examine the ways in which metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) have responded to SAFETEA-LU new environmental and consultation requirements in transportation planning. By presenting key success factors and lessons learned, common challenges and gaps, and other observations, this report is expected to assist transportation officials across the nation in improving their transportation planning processes and outcomes.

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    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Publication Date: 2009-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 69p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01153460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2010 11:50AM