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Updated Guide on Conducting Community Impact Assessments

August 27, 2018
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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration published an updated version of Community Impact Assessment: A Quick Reference for Transportation in June 2018. The guide, originally published in 1996, defines a Community Impact assessment as “an iterative process to evaluate the effects of a transportation action on a community and its quality of life.” The handbook may serve as a how-to guide for organizations/individuals preparing to perform a community impact statement with a special focus on the role of technology and the new human environment in influencing transportation planning.