The Transportation for Communities: Advancing Projects through Partnerships website
provides a systematic approach for reaching collaborative decisions about adding highway
capacity that enhance the environment, the economy, and the community and improve transportation.
It identifies key decision points in four phases of transportation decision making: long-range
transportation planning, corridor planning, programming, and environmental review and permitting.
Developed for the second Strategic Highway Advancing Projects through Partnerships (TCAPP) Research Program (SHRP 2), this website is a product of SHRP 2 Capacity Project C01: A Framework for Collaborative Decision Making on Additions to Highway Capacity. It will also integrate web resources developed through other SHRP 2 projects, including Capacity Project C02: Performance Measurement Framework for Highway Capacity Decision Making, and Capacity Project C03: Interactions Between Transportation Capacity, Economic Systems, and Land Use, and Integrating Economic Development Considerations into Project Development. Information and research reports about these and other SHRP 2 projects are available at www.trb.org/shrp2.
This website and its contents were developed by ICF International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; URS Corporation in Morrisville, North Carolina; and Marie Venner Consulting in Lakewood, Colorado. The development team members included Janet D’Ignazio, Beverly Bowen, Steve Ziegler, Eva Hsu, David Griffin, and Marie Venner.
SHRP 2 is a focused, time-constrained, management-driven program designed to complement existing highway research programs. It focuses on applied research in four areas: Safety, to prevent or reduce the severity of highway crashes by understanding driver behavior; Renewal, to address the aging infrastructure through rapid design and construction methods that cause minimal disruptions and produce lasting facilities; Reliability, to reduce congestion through incident reduction, management, response, and mitigation; and Capacity, to integrate mobility, economic, environmental, and community needs in the planning and designing of new transportation capacity.
SHRP 2 was authorized by Congress in August 2005 as part of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The 7-year program, which began work in 2006, is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) on behalf of the National Research Council (NRC). SHRP 2 is conducted under a memorandum of understanding among the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Federal Highway Administration, and the National Academy of Sciences, parent organization of TRB and NRC. The program provides for competitive, merit-based selection of research contractors; independent research project oversight; and dissemination of research results.
For more information about SHRP 2 and its research projects, please visit www.trb.org/shrp2.
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About the Decision Guide
Transportation for Communities was developed from the SHRP 2 research project C01: A Collaborative Decision Making Framework for Adding Highway Capacity.
Application version: 2.3.1