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Appendix D - Matrix of Case Studies and Fact Sheets by CSS Principle Highlighted

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Product

CSS Principle Area-Specific Plan/Study (e.g., downtown, university) Construction/ Operations/ Maintenance Plan Facility-Specific Plan/Study (e.g., interchange, bypass, specific corridor) Freight Plan/Study Long-range or Master Plan/Study (State, MPO, county, city) Network System Plan/Study (e.g., freeways, arterials, thoroughfares) Pedestrian Plan/Study Bike Plan/Study Safety Plan/Study (e.g., Strategic Hwy Safety Plan) Transit Plan/Study Other
1. Identification of the problem statement during transportation planning is derived from a collaborative process involving stakeholders, documents, and available data.         New Hampshire DOT          
2. The problem statement takes into consideration safety for both the user and the community.         Chicago Metro Agency for Planning; East-West Gateway COG, St. Louis, MO/IL          
3. The transportation plan is in harmony with the regional and communities' visions and is sensitive to the human and natural environment.     I-15, Nevada   Capital District Transp. Commission, Albany, NY          
4. The diversity of the various communities' visions is integrated into the transportation plan.                    
5. The transportation plan involves an efficient and effective use of resources, and is adopted according to any applicable planning update cycles.                    
6. The transportation plan gives consideration to avoiding and/and or minimizing disruption to the community.         Greensboro Urban Area MPO, Greensboro, NC          
7. Transportation goals are consistent with the communities' visions and the adopted transportation plan meets or exceeds the transportation goals and objectives.         Hillsborough County MPO, Tampa FL          
8. The transportation plan provides planning products that can feed directly into project planning to improve quality or reduce time to complete the project development process, including, but not limited to, data, stakeholder contacts, hot issues, and agreements.     I-15, Nevada   Greensboro Urban Area MPO, Greensboro, NC; Anchorage, AK          

Process

CSS Principle Area-Specific Plan/Study (e.g., downtown, university) Construction/ Operations/ Maintenance Plan Facility-Specific Plan/Study (e.g., interchange, bypass, specific corridor) Freight Plan/Study Long-range or Master Plan/Study (State, MPO, county, city) Network System Plan/Study (e.g., freeways, arterials, thoroughfares) Pedestrian Plan/Study Bike Plan/Study Safety Plan/Study (e.g., Strategic Hwy Safety Plan) Transit Plan/Study Other
1. Communication with all stakeholders is open, honest, early, and continuous.         Puget Sound Regional Council, Seattle, WA; New Hampshire DOT          
2. The multidisciplinary team(s) is (are) fully representative of the human and natural environment as well as the communities' perspectives of a good quality of life and important issues.                    
3. The transportation plan includes an upfront preplanning process that allows all formal partners, including, but not limited to, environmental agencies and community representatives, to participate in the early identification of issues that should be considered during the transportation planning process.         Puget Sound Regional Council, Seattle, WA          
4. The transportation plan evaluates multimodal, operational, and innovative strategies, and the recommended plan addresses all transportation needs, including, but not limited to, safety, access/mobility, and air quality issues.         Chatham Urban Trans. Study, Savannah, GA; Anchorage, AK; New Hampshire DOT          
5. The adopted transportation plan is based on adopted CSS policy and includes explicit support for CSS.         Chicago Metro Agency for Planning, Anchorage, AK; New Hampshire DOT          
6. The transportation planning process is based on a comprehensive public-involvement/participation plan that is based on meaningful opportunities for input.         Tri-County Regional Planning Comm. Lansing, MI; Anchorage, AK          
7. The landscape, community, and valued resources are understood before analysis of the transportation system begins or potential transportation solutions are explored.         Chatham Urban Trans. Study, Savannah, GA          
8. A full range of user-friendly tools for communicating transportation plan options are used to effectively present information.     I-15, Nevada   Volusia County MPO, FL; Anchorage, AK          
9. Limitations to the quantity or quality of data and information are recognized, and strategies to manage any gaps are implemented. The final plan and the transportation planning process are thoroughly documented.         East-West Gateway COG, St. Louis MO/IL          
10. The transportation planning process includes identification and consideration of adopted municipal, State and Federal agency plans relevant to the transportation planning process, including, but not limited to, those for land use, water and sewer, watershed management, economic development, and mitigation.         Capital District Transp. Comm. Albany, NY; Tennessee DOT          

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