NCHRP Implementation Support Program. Training on AASHTO Context Classifications

At many transportation agencies, context classification plays a significant role in the planning and design of roadway facilities. The purpose of context classification is to characterize roadways based on land-use data and define how users expect to move in and around an area. NCHRP Research Report 1022: Context Classification Application: A Guide presents a guide to assist state, regional, and local planners in identifying the appropriate context classification(s) for an area or a transportation project. Critical questions that the report addressed included what the context(s) were, how those context(s) would change (spatially and temporally), and what the implications were for various travel modes. NCHRP Research Report 1022 includes a summary of approaches that state, regional, and local transportation agencies have used to determine the context classification of a project, included form-based codes, an inventory of data sources and tools that could be applied to context classification decisions, a final report that documents the entire research effort with an executive summary that outlines the research results, and short info-graphic briefing(s) for policy- and decision-makers on the key research findings.


  • English


  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $200000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-44(51)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

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

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Zelinski, Patrick

  • Start Date: 20230306
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01875289
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-44(51)
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2023 10:36AM