Evaluations of FHWA Research & Technology Program Projects. Evaluation of FHWA's Every Day Counts Innovation Integrating NEPA and Permitting

FHWA’s Every Day Counts (EDC) program is designed to advance a culture of innovation in the transportation community—state departments of transportation and their public and private sector partners—by coordinating rapid deployment of strategies and technologies that can shorten the project delivery process, enhance safety, reduce congestion, and improve environmental outcomes. One of the innovations in the 2017-2018 EDC cycle (EDC 4) was Integrating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Permitting. Synchronizing the permitting processes and NEPA reviews that are required for Federal-Aid Highway Program projects so that they are performed simultaneously rather than sequentially can save time, reduce costs, and improve environmental outcomes.  Tools and strategies that support this practice include collaboration platforms for data sharing and streamlined communication, programmatic agreements, and NEPA/Clean Water Act Section 404 mergers. More information is available at:  https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/innovation/everydaycounts/edc-4.cfm The objective of this project is to document the impact of Integrating NEPA and Permitting, demonstrate accountability to funders and policymakers, and identify lessons learned and best practices that can be applied to future projects/programs, thus completing the innovation lifecycle.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Cooperative Research Programs

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Hartell, Ann

  • Start Date: 20220906
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01857111
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: 05
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2022 11:23AM