At each key decision in the Integrated Programming and Fiscal Constraint phase practitioners will find information concerning:
- Links between programming and other phases of transportation decision-making;
- Integration with non-transportation processes, such as land use planning and air quality analysis;
- Roles of partner agencies;
- Collaboration with community stakeholders; and
- Case studies of successful practices.
For more about this approach, see Decision Guide: The Decision Guide.
How can Transportation for Communities help me...
- Ensure consistency between the long-range plan and the TIP?
- Ensure consistency between the TIP and other planning processes, outside transportation?
Consistency between Long-range Planning and Programming
Transportation for Communities establishes the full range of key decisions necessary for a successful collaborative process integrating programming and fiscal constraint. The first four key decisions in the Decision Guide-approve revenue sources, approve methodology for identifying project costs and criteria for allocating revenue, approve project list drawn from adopted plan scenario, and approve project prioritization-are specifically designed to tie these two processes together. The later key decisions draw project-level information from the adopted plan scenario to inform the prioritization and programming of individual projects.
Consistency between Programming and Other Planning Processes
Other planning processes are often considered in long-range and corridor planning, but are not often routinely considered in project programming. Through the Decision Guide, Transportation for Communities highlights ways that these outside processes can be integrated. For example:
- Project prioritization and sequencing (PRO-4) allows the consideration of land use changes that support the preferred solution along with funding for implementation of a transportation improvement; and
- Available revenue for capital improvements from non-traditional sources, including local governments and public-private partnerships, is supported at PRO-1.