Additional Pilot Tests to Improve TCAPP

Four pilot reports documenting independent assessment and use of the Transportation for Communities - Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) website in the planning of additional highway capacity. The objective of the project is to: 1) test the content and functionality of TCAPP; 2) apply the collaborative decision-making principles and practices contained within the TCAPP website and assess how well they work; 3) test any of the materials contributed to TCAPP by projects C01, C02, C03, C06A, C06B, C08, C09, C19 alone or in combinations; 4) provide an independent evaluation of the benefits and value of using TCAPP. The reports provide illustrations on how TCAPP can be used to solve problems that occur in the planning and project development process such as: (1) Lack of definition of key issues that need to be addressed; (2) Lack of communication among decision makers; (3) Loss of trust by decision makers, stakeholders, and environmental resource agencies; (4) Planning, programming, and developing projects that lack sufficient support to be fully implemented; (5) Engaging a wide variety of stakeholders at the right time in the process; (6) Lack of structure in the process and lack of understanding of decision-making authority; (7) Helping to get delayed projects "un-stuck" and expediting project delivery; (8) Lack of data, tools, and information needed to help make key decisions; (9) Lack of integration of important social, economic, and environmental considerations; (10) Project cost escalation caused by delays; (11) Lack of transparency.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project C39

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strategic Highway Research Program 2

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Portland Metro


    Oregon Department of Transportation

    555 13th Street NE
    Salem, OR  United States  97301

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization


    South Carolina Department of Transportation

    955 Park Street
    P.O. Box 191
    Columbia, SC  United States  29202-0191
  • Principal Investigators:

    Monberg, Brian

    Willis, Wendy

    Rhoades, Sarah

    Connelly, Sean

  • Start Date: 20130315
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140731
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37860

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01545052
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project C39
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 25 2014 1:01AM