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Transportation PlanningCapacity Building

Indiana MPO Conference

October 15-17, 2003


What is Transportation Planning Capacity Building?

Mission

Support effective transportation planning in state, metropolitan, rural and tribal settings. Assist decision-makers, transportation officials and staff resolve the increasingly complex issues they face when addressing transportation needs in their communities.


Transportation Planning Capacity Building

Focus Areas

To improve these types of planning:

  • Asset Management

  • Cost Estimation

  • CSS/CSD

  • Financial Planning

  • Freight

  • Human & Natural Environment

  • Intermodal

  • Land Use

  • Models

  • New MPOs/Boundaries

  • Operations

  • Planning Performance Measures

  • Programming process

  • Public Involvement

  • Safety

  • Security

  • State Consultation

  • Systems Planning

Partners & Audiences

Tools

  • Metropolitan

  • Statewide

  • Rural and Local Communities

  • Tribal

  • FHWA/FTA

  • State DOTs

  • MPOs

  • Public Transport. Providers

  • Tribal Governments

  • Rural Officials

  • Environmental Agencies

  • Elected Officials

  • City DOTs

  • County DOTs

  • Businesses

  • Public

  • Technical Assistance

  • Peer Exchange

  • Scans

  • Case Studies

  • Effective Practices

  • Expert Panels

  • Deployment

  • Internet

  • Publications

  • Videos

  • Training

  • NHI/NTI

  • Short Courses

  • Workshops


Program Objectives

  • Easy to find answers to transportation planning questions

  • Responsive to practitioner needs

  • Flexible approaches

  • Peer-to-peer networking

  • Commitment to continued learning


Relationship to Oversight and Research

  • Oversight identifies the needs.

  • Researchdevelops solutions.

  • Capacity Building is the delivery apparatus.

    It also returns perspectives, ideas and concerns from stakeholder outreach.


Transportation Planning Capacity Building

Focus Areas

To improve these types of planning:

  • Asset Management

  • Cost Estimation

  • CSS/CSD

  • Financial Planning

  • Freight

  • Human & Natural Environment

  • Intermodal

  • Land Use

  • Models

  • New MPOs/Boundaries

  • Operations

  • Planning Performance Measures

  • Programming process

  • Public Involvement

  • Safety

  • Security

  • State Consultation

  • Systems Planning

Partners & Audiences

Tools

  • Metropolitan

  • Statewide

  • Rural and Local Communities

  • Tribal

  • FHWA/FTA

  • State DOTs

  • MPOs

  • Public Transport. Providers

  • Tribal Governments

  • Rural Officials

  • Environmental Agencies

  • Elected Officials

  • City DOTs

  • County DOTs

  • Businesses

  • Public

  • Technical Assistance

  • Peer Exchange

  • Scans

  • Case Studies

  • Effective Practices

  • Expert Panels

  • Deployment

  • Internet

  • Publications

  • Videos

  • Training

  • NHI/NTI

  • Short Courses

  • Workshops


Program Audiences

  • Decision Makers

  • Staff

  • Non-Metropolitan Local Officials

  • Tribal Government Officials

  • Others


Transportation Planning Capacity Building

Focus Areas

Toimprove these types of planning:

  • Asset Management

  • Cost Estimation

  • CSS/CSD

  • Financial Planning

  • Freight

  • Human & Natural Environment

  • Intermodal

  • Land Use

  • Models

  • New MPOs/Boundaries

  • Operations

  • Planning Performance Measures

  • Programming process

  • Public Involvement

  • Safety

  • Security

  • State Consultation

  • Systems Planning

Partners & Audiences

Tools

  • Metropolitan

  • Statewide

  • Rural and Local Communities

  • Tribal

  • FHWA/FTA

  • State DOTs

  • MPOs

  • Public Transport. Providers

  • Tribal Governments

  • Rural Officials

  • Environmental Agencies

  • Elected Officials

  • City DOTs

  • County DOTs

  • Businesses

  • Public

  • Technical Assistance

  • Peer Exchange

  • Scans

  • Case Studies

  • Effective Practices

  • Expert Panels

  • Deployment

  • Internet

  • Publications

  • Videos

  • Training

  • NHI/NTI

  • Short Courses

  • Workshops


Focus Areas

  • Determined from:

    • Stakeholder outreach meetings

      • Metropolitan

      • Statewide

      • Rural

    • Customer Feedback

      • Program Evaluations

      • Individual Contact


Transportation Planning Capacity Building

Focus Areas

To improve these types of planning:

  • Asset Management

  • Cost Estimation

  • CSS/CSD

  • Financial Planning

  • Freight

  • Human & Natural Environment

  • Intermodal

  • Land Use

  • Models

  • New MPOs/Boundaries

  • Operations

  • Planning Performance Measures

  • Programming process

  • Public Involvement

  • Safety

  • Security

  • State Consultation

  • Systems Planning

Partners & Audiences

Tools

  • Metropolitan

  • Statewide

  • Rural and Local Communities

  • Tribal

  • FHWA/FTA

  • State DOTs

  • MPOs

  • Public Transport. Providers

  • Tribal Governments

  • Rural Officials

  • Environmental Agencies

  • Elected Officials

  • City DOTs

  • County DOTs

  • Businesses

  • Public

  • Technical Assistance

  • Peer Exchange

  • Scans

  • Case Studies

  • Effective Practices

  • Expert Panels

  • Deployment

  • Internet

  • Publications

  • Videos

  • Training

  • NHI/NTI

  • Short Courses

  • Workshops


Publications

  • Metropolitan Planning Process Briefing Book

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • A Citizen’s Guide to Transportation Decisionmaking

  • Planning for Transportation in Rural Areas

  • Community Impact Assessment

  • Public Involvement

  • Environmental Streamlining

  • Transportation Conformity: A Basic Guide for State and Local Officials


Training Courses and Workshops

  • Metropolitan Planning

  • Statewide Planning

  • Public Involvement

  • Linking Planning and NEPA

  • Integrating Freight in the Transportation Planning Process

  • Travel Demand Forecasting

  • Administration of FHWA Planning Grants

  • Fundamentals of Title VI/Env. Justice

  • Air Quality Monitoring


Technical Resources

  • New MPO case studies

  • Public involvement evaluation case studies

  • Dynamics of on-street parking (with NYU)

  • Talking Freight Series

  • Planning Studies: Flex funding, Transit Operators

  • Transportation and Land Use Scan


The Peer Programs

  • Forum for sharing ideas & noteworthy practices.

  • Strengthens transportation planning practices.

  • Builds relationships & reinforces cooperation between agencies.

  • Designed to meet specific needs of a region, State, or locality.


Peer Program Services

  • Peer-to-Peer Site Visits

  • Roundtables

  • Workshops

  • Topic-specific forums


Peer Programs Topics to Date

  • Financial Planning, Denver, CO,

  • Management and Operations, Washington, DC

  • Land Use and Transportation Models, Tucson, AZ

  • Public Transportation in the Planning Process, Baltimore, MD

  • Rural transportation planning, Indianapolis, IN

  • Context Sensitive Solutions/Context Sensitive Design in Large Central Cities, New York, NY

  • Transportation and Land Use, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Freight in the Planning Process, Philadelphia, PA

  • Others


How To Apply

  • An individual MPO, State DOT, transit agency, or tribal organization may apply.

  • FHWA Division/FTA Regional Offices may apply on behalf of an agency.

  • Application and instructions are located on the Peer Programs Page at www.planning.dot.gov.

  • Roles and Responsibilities Fact Sheet & Peer Program brochure for more information.


Peer Program Policies

  • FHWA Division/FTA Regional Offices are encouraged to work cooperatively.

  • FHWA Divisions and FTA Regional Offices are responsible for coordinating logistics etc., in cooperation with the agency seeking assistance.


Upcoming Peer Programs

  • Community Impact Assessment, Indianapolis, IN

  • MPO Regional Coordination, Gettysburg, PA

  • Performance Measurement Roundtable, Washington, DC

  • Safety and Security in the Planning Process, Washington, DC

  • Land Use, Transit, Livability, Atlanta, GA


Peer Program Coordinators

  • FHWA: Sherry Ways, (202) 366-1587

  • FTA: Carolyn Mulvihill, (202) 366-2258


www.planning.dot.gov


www.planning.dot.gov

Brief introduction to

planning area

program.

Related information

broken down by

subject areas,

resources,

publications, and

programs.


TPCB – Peer Programs

  • Available Online:

  • About the Peer Program

  • Program Application

  • Peer Exchange Reports

  • Peer Events and more…


www.planning.dot.gov

Calendar

of Events

  • Training & Education

  • Training Courses

  • Academic Institutions

  • Educational Papers

  • Transportation Data

  • Resources

Related

Web Sites

Field

Contacts


Upcoming Technical Information

  • Transportation and Land Use: national scan report; transportation, land use, physical activity report

  • Financial planning: national scan report, plain language brochure on transportation finance basics

  • Systems Planning

  • Land Use and Economic Development

  • Transit Supportive Land Use Development

  • Operations and Planning Support – Case Studies and Primer

  • Integrating Transportation, Land Use and Public Health

  • Rural Transportation


Other Capacity Building Programs

  • Travel Model Improvement Program (TMIP)

    • Mike Culp, 202-366-9229

  • Freight Professional Development Program (FPD)

    • Scott Johnson, 202-366-9498

  • ITS Professional Capacity Building

    • Ron Giguere, 202-366-2203


For More Information

  • www.planning.dot.gov

  • Charlie Goodman @ (202) 366-1944

    [email protected]

  • David Kuehn @ (202) 366-6072 [email protected]

  • Robert Ritter @ (202) 493-2139

    [email protected]

  • Effie Stallsmith @ (202) 366-5653

    [email protected]


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