Planning Capacity Building, Planning Methods, and Oversight

To aid in the implementation of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA’s) current research program and future research programs, HEPP requires the support of and access to multi-disciplined teams to meet the transportation challenges for the twenty-first century. Services provided by the Volpe Center will be targeted at specific needs and areas of interest that will support FHWA work in transportation planning capacity building as well as innovation in transportation planning processes and decisionmaking, transportation and land use, and transportation and community impacts. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act establish policy, principles, and planning practices for a flexible national research and technology program. A key research program area is planning, environment, and realty. HEPP is responsible for developing and implementing research projects focused on the following objectives: (1) promote more informed transportation decisionmaking to improve transportation planning, programming, operations, and coordination; (2) promote integrated planning that improves transportation safety and addresses environmental, social, and economic needs; (3) streamline the project delivery process; (4) minimize environmental impacts of transportation investments; and (5) improve the way transportation contributes to economic development and communities' quality of life.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $5643463
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTFH6117V00037L

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      Office of Planning, Environment and Realty (HEP)
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

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

      Mathews, Reena

    • Performing Organizations:

      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

      Transportation Planning Division
      55 Broadway
      Cambridge, MA  United States  02142-1093
    • Start Date: 20170825
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220624
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01774534
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTFH6117V00037L
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jun 21 2021 1:04PM