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Planning and Environment Linkages

Date:
June 30, 2021
Topics:
Environment, Featured, Featured Resources, Resources
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The NADO Research Foundation is collaborating with the Federal Highway Administration to enhance professional expertise, technical assistance, and training for rural and regional transportation planning organizations on Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL). New environment resources will be posted at RuralTransportation.org in the coming months!

2022 FHWA Environmental Awards Open for Nominations
FHWA announces the opening of the 2022 Environmental Excellence Awards (EEA) Program. Nominations will be accepted through December 15, 2021. The biennial EEA Program recognizes outstanding transportation projects, processes, and partners that use FHWA funding sources to go above and beyond compliance to achieve environmental excellence. FHWA accepts nominations for any project, process, group, or individuals involved in a project or process that has used FHWA funding sources to make an outstanding contribution to transportation and the environment. Learn more about the EEA Program and submit an application.

NADO Research Foundation PEL Resources:

November 2021
Environmental Justice, Equity, and Inclusion: A Look at PennDOT’s Alternative Funding PEL Study

October 2021
PlanWorks – A Web Resource for Planners

September 2021
Regional Approaches to Environmental and Transportation Planning: NADO Questionnaire Results

August 2021
Incorporating Planning Products into the Environmental Review Process

July 2021
Planning and Environment Research and Resources

June 2021
FHWA Environmental Review Toolkit

June 2021
Planning and Environment Linkages: Questions & Answers

May 2021
Federal Environment Review and Permitting 101 Resource