March 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Planning with a Purpose…and Need: Connecting with PennDOT and FHWA to Build the Foundation for Sound Transportation Projects
Sound transportation projects start with sound planning! Properly identifying and documenting transportation problems early in a project’s life cycle are key to developing a project’s purpose and need for NEPA documentation and analyses. Purpose and need serve as the foundation of a project and identify what the project is intended to accomplish and what transportation problems are to be addressed. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) through its recent PENNDOT Connects initiative and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) through its Planning and Environmental Linkages initiative, encourage early collaboration with planning partners and the use of information developed in planning, such as purpose and need, to inform the NEPA process. During this session PennDOT and FHWA specialists will share valuable tips and methods showing how planners can collaborate with them to better identify and document transportation problems/needs early during project planning. CM credit is pending approval.
Speaker: Scott Duncanson, Drew Ames, Nicole Auker and Barbara Shaffer
Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
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