Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 54-05. Practices for Statewide and MPO Coordination

The objective of this synthesis was to document current state departments of transportation practices related to coordinating planning and programming requirements with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), as well as any common challenges with fulfilling regulatory requirements. Federal transportation legislation requires formalized coordination between state departments of transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in transportation planning and programming processes. DOTs have varying practices in implementing the 3C planning process (continuing, comprehensive, and cooperative) with their MPO partners.  This synthesis gathered information through a literature review, a survey of DOTs, and follow-up interviews with selected DOTs. Five case examples provide additional information on practices for state DOT and MPO coordination in planning and programming.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 54-05

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Wadsworth, Trey

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of South Florida

    4202 East Fowler Ave., FAO126
    Tampa, FL  United States  33620
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kramer, Jeff

  • Start Date: 20220429
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240417
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01845332
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 54-05
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 16 2022 6:47PM