Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on the Environment. Task 49. Effective Practices for Considering Historic Preservation in Transportation Planning and Early Project Development

Section 6001 of SAFETEA-LU and the revised planning rule at 23 CFR 450.212 and 450.318 encourage the involvement of State Historic Preservation Officers (SHPOs), Indian Tribes, and other preservation advocates in Statewide Transportation Planning and Metropolitan Transportation Planning processes. Section 6002 of SAFETEA-LU and guidance at 23 USC 139 establish a new environmental review process for transportation projects requiring an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The 6002 process requires FHWA to invite federal resource agencies, SHPOs, and Indian tribes to participate in early decision-making during NEPA on all EIS level projects. Indian tribes and the historic preservation community have not traditionally participated in transportation planning or early NEPA review and, and attempts to play a meaningful role are sometimes stymied by a lack of sufficient data on the locations of historic properties in the planning area. The objective of this research project is the completion of a synthesis of best practices and the tools needed to effectively integrate historic preservation considerations into transportation and project planning.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></font></font></p>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $50000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 25-25, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    Srinivasan, Nanda

  • Performing Organizations:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Klein, Terry

  • Start Date: 20080620
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090719
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15548

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464738
  • 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 2:48PM