Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on the Environment. Task 36. Recurring Community Impacts

Community impacts assessment is not only a critical part of the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA) process, it is essential for building trust and securing grassroots support for projects. Direct impacts to communities, particularly low-income and minority neighborhoods, are reasonably well understood, and there are proven techniques and methodologies to help practitioners identify and quantify the effects on the human environment. Measuring cumulative impacts on communities, however, has proven more problematic, given the dynamics of community growth and development and the complex nature of these impacts. The objective of this study is to develop guidelines for state departments of transportation (DOTs) on how best to address recurring community impacts in NEPA documents.</font>


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  • Status: Completed
  • 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:

    Hedges, Christopher

  • Performing Organizations:

    ICF Consulting, Incorporated

    101 Lucas Valley Road
    San Rafael, CA  USA  94903-1791
  • Start Date: 20070613
  • Actual Completion Date: 20081001
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16421

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464621
  • 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 2:46PM