Incorporating NEPA into the IDOT and MPO Planning Process

The main goal of this project is to assist the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in defining guidelines on how to incorporate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) into the current IDOT and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) planning processes for large scale transportation projects. Implementing these guidelines are expected to streamline the transportation planning processes with the NEPA process, thereby advancing a reasonable number of alternatives for projects, reducing project durations and costs as a result of decreasing the time spent on developing and evaluating alternatives, ensuring efficient public involvement and Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS) processes, and allowing for early coordination with regulatory and natural resource agencies.


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    • Status: Completed
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      1105 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab, 205 North Matthews Avenue
      Urbana, IL  United States  61801
    • Principal Investigators:

      Liu, Liang

      El-Rayes, Khaled

      El-Gohary, Nora

    • Start Date: 20120701
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20140630
    • Source Data: RiP Project 33446

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01479981
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-132
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 27 2013 1:00AM