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Context Sensitive Solutions. FHWA Environmental Conference R. Keith Moore, FHWA Tuesday, June 29, 2004. This presentation includes:. A briefing of CSS Current FHWA efforts Implementation Strategies Efforts to monitor Criteria Training efforts Current Status of CSS.

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Context sensitive solutions

Context Sensitive Solutions

FHWA Environmental ConferenceR. Keith Moore, FHWATuesday, June 29, 2004


This presentation includes

This presentation includes:

  • A briefing of CSS

  • Current FHWA efforts

    • Implementation Strategies

    • Efforts to monitor

    • Criteria

    • Training efforts

    • Current Status of CSS


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Context Sensitive Solutions

CSS is a collaborative approach to developing and redesigning transportation facilities that fit into their physical and humanenvironment while preserving the aesthetic, historic, community, and natural environmental values.  CSS contributes to community, safety, and mobility.

Equals => involving the community and the players to complete projects right the first time


Implementation strategies

Implementation Strategies -

  • Partner with state DOTs and state/federal resource agencies

  • Provide guidance and training

  • Fund Web Site / Resources

  • Support Individual State Efforts

  • Coordinate with Universities and Consulting Community


Implementation strategies cont d

Implementation Strategies – cont’d

  • Guidance and training

  • Peer to peer exchanges

  • Share best practices and case studies

  • Encourage the development of new technologies


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Criteria

  • There is a written CSS commitment and/or policy

  • Technical staff is trained in CSS approach

  • Most projects are being implemented using CSS

  • There is early, continual, and interactive public involvement

  • Interdisciplinary teams are involved throughout life of project


Monitoring

Monitoring

Division

Staff

FHWA

Hdqr

Staff

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State

DOTs

Resource

Center

Staff

Others


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CSS/CSD Status Report

(SAMPLE PAGE)

Divisions

Color Code (map reference)

Division Contacts/Info

DOT Contacts/Info

Level 4 Criteria (as set by the February 27, 2003 CSS/CSD Game Plan

A.

Policy/

Written Commit.

B.

Technical DOT Staff Training

C.

Most Projects use

CSS approach

D.

Early/continual/ interactive Public Involvement

E.

Interdiscip

team inv’ment

Alabama

Steve Mills

(334) 223-7391

Steve Walker

(334) 242-6183

None

None

Minimal

Minimal

Minimal

Alaska

Dale Lewis

(907) 586-7429

 Yes

Arizona

Ken Davis

(602) 379-3645

Debra Brisk

(602) 712-7484

 Yes

Arkansas

Sandra Otto

(501) 374-5625

Bob Walters (501) 569-2214

None

Design and Pre-Constr Staff

Minimal

Strong public involvement

Yes

Monitoring


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CSS Training


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Current status of CSS Training

States where CSS training has occurred


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Current status of CSS

Pilot State

FY’04

FY’05


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Ultimate Goal

To improve the environmental quality of transportation decision-making by September 30, 2007 all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and the Federal Lands Highway Divisions will use:

  • Context Sensitive Solutions at a project level.


Conclusion

Conclusion

For additional Information:

R. Keith Moore,

Community Planner

FHWA-Headquarters

(202) 366-0524

[email protected]


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