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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research and Technology Agenda

 

Meeting the Challenge: Planning, Environment, and Realty

Providing research, training, and technical support to improve transportation planning and decisionmaking.

 

Informed Decisionmaking

Providing research, training, and technical support to improve transportation planning and decisionmaking.

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Integrating environmental, safety, social, and economic concerns into transportation planning.

 

Integrated Planning

Integrating environmental, safety, social, and economic concerns into transportation planning.

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Providing tools and processes to move projects forward more efficiently.

 

Streamlined Project Delivery

Providing tools and processes to move projects forward more efficiently.

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Developing strategies and tools to protect natural and cultural resources.

 

Reduced Environmental Impacts

Developing strategies and tools to protect natural and cultural resources.

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Supporting communities with research that links transportation investments with economic development and quality of life.

 

Improved Quality of Life

Supporting communities with research that links transportation investments with economic development and quality of life.

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Program Contact

Patricia Cazenas
FHWA Office of Human Environment
Tel: 202-366-4085
Email: patricia.cazenas@dot.gov

 

When developing projects, transportation professionals must consider the complex relationships among a variety of factors affecting individuals, communities, the economy, and the environment. FHWA's Planning, Environment, and Realty research supports this work by assessing new tools and processes that make better decisions, leading to improved outcomes.

FHWA provides tools, technical assistance, proven processes, and data so State and local agencies can perform effective project planning, environmental, and realty decisionmaking. Enhanced coordination across disciplines leads to more efficient project delivery and better resource conservation. The result is a safer, more reliable, and accessible transportation system that is environmentally sound and responsive to the public’s needs.

Each of the following objectives expands to describe the Planning, Environment, and Realty strategic approach to innovation.

 
Click here to slide downObjective 1: Promote more informed transportation decisionmaking to improve transportation planning, programming, operations, and coordination.
 
Click here to slide upObjective 1: Promote more informed transportation decisionmaking to improve transportation planning, programming, operations, and coordination.
Objective 1: Promote more informed transportation decisionmaking to improve transportation planning, programming, operations, and coordination.
 
 
Click here to slide downObjective 2: Promote integrated planning that improves transportation safety and addresses environmental, social, and economic needs.
 
Click here to slide upObjective 2: Promote integrated planning that improves transportation safety and addresses environmental, social, and economic needs.
Objective 2: Promote integrated planning that improves transportation safety and addresses environmental, social, and economic needs.
 
 
Click here to slide downObjective 3: Streamline the project delivery process.
 
Click here to slide upObjective 3: Streamline the project delivery process.
Objective 3: Streamline the project delivery process.
 
 
Click here to slide downObjective 4: Minimize environmental impacts of transportation investments.
 
Click here to slide upObjective 4: Minimize environmental impacts of transportation investments.
Objective 4: Minimize environmental impacts of transportation investments.
 
 
Click here to slide downObjective 5: Improve the way transportation contributes to economic development and communities' quality of life.
 
Click here to slide upObjective 5: Improve the way transportation contributes to economic development and communities' quality of life.
Objective 5: Improve the way transportation contributes to economic development and communities' quality of life.