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FHWA Publishes Updated “Briefing Book”

Date:
January 18, 2018
Topics:
Local Official Consultation, News, News Homepage, RPO Administration

The Federal Highway Administration has updated the document The Transportation Planning Process Briefing Book: Key Issues for Transportation Decisionmakers, Officials, and Staff.  This document is a useful primer for new and returning transportation board and committee members or entry-level transportation staff on major components of the federally required transportation planning process and roles for regional and state agencies and transit operators.  The guide is divided into two sections: an introduction to the planning process and its relationship to decision making, and an overview of major policy considerations that may be significant for a region, such as air quality, equity, and performance measurement.  It may be useful for planning organizations to share the guide with new team members or stakeholders, or to use information in the guide in new member orientation packets or presentations.