Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on the Environment. Task 69. Identification of Tools and Techniques to Define Community Context as Part of the Transportation Project Planning and Development Process

This project seeks to inventory and evaluate the effectiveness of community context tools and techniques that are being used as part of the project planning and development processes. These tools should assist with understanding community interests and needs (i.e. visions and goals for improved quality of life) for the benefit of effective and efficient decision-making that leads to community-valued transportation projects. In addition, these tools should not only be useful to practitioners that specialize in socio-economic and cultural resource assessments, but also for those that are non-specialists such as project managers, designers, executive leadership and others that need to understand community context. The focus of this research is to glean effective practices from the inventory to help transportation professionals develop and deploy community context tools for different types and scales of transportation projects and understand which tools are most effective for different circumstances. The research will also identify future needs in the area of context tool development. <div></div>


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 25-25, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC    20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Srinivasan, Nanda

  • Performing Organizations:

    Louis Berger Group

    30A Vreeland Road
    Florham Park, NJ  USA  07932
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lane, Leigh

  • Start Date: 20100601
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110601
  • Source Data: RiP Project 24157

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464078
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 25-25, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:35PM