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|Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-003 Date: Mar/Apr 2008|
Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-003
Issue No: Vol. 71 No. 5
Date: Mar/Apr 2008
This infographic illustrating Florida's Environmental Screening Tool contains a circle in the middle labeled Environmental Screening Tool and four numbered sections or steps at each corner with arrows pointing in or out of the circle. The first section in the upper left quadrant with arrows pointing into the circle is labeled Data Entry and contains three boxes labeled Florida Geographical Data Library, which houses Florida's digital database of environmental and community resource information; FDOT and MPO planners, which together supply project and community data. The upper right (second) quadrant is GIS Analysis and contains map screen captures with arrows pointing from the central circle labeled EST Analyses, which indicate that the Environmental Screening Tool (EST) automatically analyzes proposed projects using prescribed comparison criteria. Arrows pointing into the circle from resource maps, which are labeled Results Stored, indicate that the results are stored in an interactive database as statistical summaries that can be viewed along with the corresponding resource maps. The lower right (third) quadrant is labeled ETAT (Environmental Technical Advisory Team) Review/Feedback, and a box is labeled ETAT with an arrow from the circle indicating that ETDM coordinators notify ETAT members to begin project reviews. The ETAT enters the Degree of Effect (ranging from "not applicable" through "enhanced, none, minimum, moderate, substantial, or dispute") and recommendations for avoidance and minimization of adverse effects. Another box in this quadrant is labeled Public, with an arrow pointing from the circle indicating that the public may review project data and provide input to MPOs and FDOT through workshops, newsletters, and mailings. The lower left (fourth) quadrant is labeled Summary Reports and contains screen captures and a description reading "The ETDM coordinators compile the results of the ETAT review in a Summary Report containing key recommendations and conclusions for the effects identified by the ETAT and through community outreach activities. This will assist planners in staging transportation priorities, assist environmental personnel in scoping, provide better information about probable mitigation and costs, and provide feedback to agencies and the public."
This table details the existing transportation corridor assets that each pioneer site plans to integrate in its ICM strategy. On the left side under "Pioneer Site Locations" is an alphabetical list of the eight sites, beginning with Dallas, TX, and going down through Seattle, WA. At the top of the table, under "Corridor Assets To Be Integrated With ICM," in vertical boxes are the 10 assets in play in the initiative: (left to right) high occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV), tolling, value pricing, real-time control, fixed-route bus service, express buses, bus rapid transit, commuter rail, light rail, and subway/heavy rail. To the right of the pioneer site list and beneath the assets is a grid, and purple dots in the boxes indicate which site has which asset. Thus, the Dallas site is shown to be integrating HOV, tolling, real-time control, fixed route, express buses, and light rail. The Houston, TX, site is shown to be integrating HOV, tolling, value pricing, real-time control, fixed route, express buses, and bus rapid transit. The Minneapolis, MN, site is shown to be integrating HOV, tolling, value pricing, real-time control, fixed route, express buses, and bus rapid transit as well. The Montgomery County, MD, site is integrating HOV, real-time control, fixed route, express buses, commuter rail, and subway/heavy rail. The Oakland, CA, site is integrating HOV, tolling, real-time control, fixed route, express buses, bus rapid transit, commuter rail, and subway/heavy rail. The San Antonio, TX, site is integrating real-time control, fixed route, and express buses. The San Diego, CA, site is integrating HOV, tolling, value pricing, real-time control, fixed route, express buses, and bus rapid transit. The Seattle site is integrating HOV, real-time control, fixed route, express buses, commuter rail, and light rail.