Advancing Transportation Planning through Innovation and Research

The purpose of this contract is to explore innovative changes in multi-modal transportation planning. The research findings will inform ongoing Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) capacity building efforts with recent grantees as well as inform choices in the reauthorization of transportation funding efforts. Best practices gleaned from individual case studies should inform metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) planners and public officials on ways to include sustainability in performance measures for regional transportation planning practice and the strategic importance of partnering. While this effort falls squarely into the BAA focus area of State, MPO and Local Planning Capacity Building, it is likely that the findings will also help inform other focus areas such as Pedestrian and Bicycle Planning and Design, Freight Planning, Public Involvement, Environmental Justice, Visualization in Planning and Congestion Management, due to the breadth of topics addressed in SCI grants.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Noch, Michelle

    • Performing Organizations:

      Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

      1029 Vermont Avenue, NW
      Suite 710
      Washington, DC    20005
    • Start Date: 20150608
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20161207
    • Source Data: RiP Project 40323

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01573856
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH6115C00024
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 27 2015 1:00AM