The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, has released a new Transportation Planning Process Briefing Book. Part I introduces the planning process, the relationship between transportation planning and decision making, and federal transportation funding. Part II covers products of the transportation planning process—the types of plans that states, MPOs, and RDOs develop, performance measures, public engagement, and planning process considerations related to safety, security, and environmental linkages.
Designed for government officials, planning board members, transportation service providers, and the general public, the book is also a useful resource for new transportation planners.
Visit the Briefing Book web page to download a PDF copy: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/publications/briefing_book/