Office of Planning, Environment, & Realty (HEP)
The next step after transportation planning is project development, which is also known as project planning in many areas. Project development occurs on individual projects, ranging in size from small (such as new lane striping) to very large (for example, a new transit project or highway). But whether small or large, most projects must first go through the transportation planning process, appear in the TIP and/or STIP, have some citizen involvement, and be approved by transportation officials. The project development process is critical because it links the planning process with the actual project location, design, and eventual construction.