Planning and Environmental Linkages Toolkit

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) funded research project 0-6701 in FY 2012 to investigate potential methods of linking transportation planning in Texas with the environmental clearance process required of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The study approach and findings were documented in a guidance document entitled “Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Resource for Linking Planning with Project Planning in Support of NEPA” (0-6701-P1). The research that produced 0-6701-P1 was developed a decade ago prior to TxDOT’s participation in the NEPA Assignment program under 23 U.S.C. 327 and the Memorandum of Understanding with FHWA. In early FY2022, TxDOT renewed this effort in 0-6701-01 by conducting structured interviews with the TxDOT’s planning and environmental subject matter experts, five of the state’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and five state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) that pioneered Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) to determine the need for updated/new PEL guidance. The structured interviews conducted in 0-6701-01 revealed the need for updated/additional PEL guidance. In 0-6701-02 the research team will develop a user-friendly PEL Toolkit that TxDOT’s Divisions and District staff, as well as transportation partners can reference when using PELs in the state of Texas.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $388736
  • Contract Numbers:

    0-6701-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  United States  78701
  • Managing Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    11th and Brazos Streets
    Austin, TX  United States  78701
  • Project Managers:

    Pridgen, Shelley

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Prozzi, Jolanda

  • Start Date: 20230303
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240229
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01875332
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 0-6701-02
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2023 5:39PM