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Accession Number PB2013-101885
Title SHRP2 Solutions Fact Sheets: Brief Descriptions of the First Tools from SHRP 2.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 33p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Elected officials and the public are demanding that highway projects be delivered both faster and in a more environmentally friendly manner. Transportation agencies are expected to do more than just mitigate environmental impacts; they are expected to be stewards of the environment and of the community, delivering transportation capacity in ways that support a community's vision. To meet these expectations, transportation professionals will need to change the way projects are planned and developed. To meet the public's demands for more efficient delivery of the right transportation solutions, transportation agencies need a systematic and enterprise-wide approach to collaboration that ensures that the right people are engaged at the right time with the right information. Based on research regarding projects that successfully addressed complex community and environmental issues, a Decision Guide was developed that provides a systematic approach that incorporates the keys to success learned from the research. It is delivered as a web-based resource that can be used as a trouble-shooting guide or a roadmap to changing a transportation agency's process for planning and developing highway projects. The Guide is designed for practitioners and stakeholders. It identifies key decision points in four phases of transportation decision-making: long-range transportation planning, corridor planning, programming, and environmental review and permitting. An Executive Guide to Collaborative Decision Making will be a companion piece, indicating when and how senior transportation and environmental officials should be personally involved. The Decision Guide provides a structure for integrating the products and outcomes of other SHRP 2 research to strengthen the basis for decisions about when, where, and how much capacity is needed; what the economic impacts will be; and how to build capacity in ways that enhance communities and the environment. These research outcomes collectively map a route to decisions that deliver highway capacity.
Keywords Communities
Decision making
Economic impacts
Environmental impacts
Highway capacity
Long range planning
Project management
Public transportation
Research program
Transportation planning
Travel demand

Source Agency National Academy of Science Transportation Research Board
NTIS Subject Category 91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85H - Road Transportation
Corporate Author Strategic Highway Research Program, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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