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A Citizen's Guide to Transportation Decision Making

Your Role in Project Development

Your participation in each step of the transportation planning process is key to finding good solutions. You also have an important role in project development. You will have history and knowledge about your local area that transportation officials might not have, and you know what is important to you about your community. Your views and ideas about proposed transportation solutions at the project development stage are critical.

Remember, project development is about finding a location and developing a design for how the project will look and work. Perhaps you can recommend ways to avoid, lessen, or compensate for an impact. We call this mitigation. Or you may be able to recommend some special or additional features that may benefit your community. These are called enhancements. Mitigation and enhancements are discussed during project development.ur groups, please let us know.

You can help your planning organization and State DOT develop methods to get your viewpoint. If there are better ways to reach your groups, please let us know.

Updated: 03/28/2012
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