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A Citizen's Guide to Transportation Decision Making

You Can Make a Difference

You are essential to the transportation decisionmaking process. The earlier you get involved, the greater your influence will be.

We want you and your family to get to and from work, school, and play safely and on time. Please, help us to serve you better.

Thank you!

To find out where you can get involved, contact your FHWA and FTA office, local transportation planning organization, or State Department of Transportation.

Cartoon of a man too busy for a planning meeting.

The transportation decisionmaking process is like a train with a certain number of stops.

What if three people board at every stop, and each person gets a vote on where the train should stop. The longer you wait to board and vote, the harder it will be to influence the train route.

It is possible to influence a project outcome from the start. It is more difficult when you join the process in the latter stages.

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Planning

FHWA www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/

FTA http://www.fta.dot.gov/about/12347.html

NEPA

FHWA https://collaboration.fhwa.dot.gov/dot/fhwa/ReNepa/default.aspx

Public Involvement

FHWA www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/public_involvement/

Updated: 08/27/2014
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