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Guidance for Evaluating TCSP Projects (2001) (or PDF, 537KB) is provided to assist individuals and organizations in effectively evaluating TCSP projects. The guidance gives specific tips, tools, and best practices to ensure a thorough and accurate TCSP project evaluation.
The Selected References Evaluating the Relationships Between Transportation and Land Use reference materials will help individuals and organizations to investigate and explore the relationships between transportation and community and system preservation.
The sample TCSP Evaluation Report Examples are examples of what a completed report could look like and include report organization and content recommendations.
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- Case Study 1 - Charlottesville, VA (or PDF 1.5 MB) - This case study shares how through partnership and participation, The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (Commission) TCSP grant developed a transportation modeling tool and a 50-year transportation and land use vision.
- Case Study 2 - Hartford, CT (or PDF 1.9 MB) - This case study highlights the benefits of collaborating to focus on improved neighborhood planning and exploring education and outreach pertaining to regional growth issues in the City of Hartford, CT.
- Case Study 3 - Houston, TX (or PDF 2.9 MB) - This case study demonstrates the positive impact that private and public sector partnerships can have in transportation planning relative to implementing a unified vision for the Main Street corridor in Houston, TX.
- Case Study 4 - Saginaw, MI (or PDF 2.3 MB) - This case study discusses how the development of a public Charrette specializing in community and transportation planning helped to identify design solutions in Saginaw, MI.
- Case Study 5 San Diego, CA (or PDF 1.2 MB) - This case study highlights the benefits of using both a planning approach and a geographic information systems (GIS)-based analytical tool to support community land use and transportation planning.
- Case Study 6 - Washington, DC (or PDF 3.0 MB) - This case study discusses the benefit of partnering with stakeholders to implement greenways and circulation systems with the goal of reducing automobile use, improve access to jobs via transit, improve public health, and community quality of life.
- Case Study 7 - GIS Tools for Transportation and Community Planning (or PDF 1.3 MB) - This case study describes innovative applications of GIS techniques that TCSP grantees have used to support transportation and community planning.
- Case Study 8 - Public Involvement Strategies for Shaping Communities (or PDF 1.0 MB) - This case study presents examples of how four TCSP projects have applied innovative approaches to public involvement. The projects highlighted in this case study are listed below.
- The Wilson Charrette
- Anchorage on the Move
- Alternative Futures in Lansing
- Teenagers Tackle Transportation
- Case Study 9 - Building Partnerships to Strengthen Planning (or PDF 1.5 MB) - This case study illustrates how TCSP project sponsors have strengthened linkages between transportation and community planning by building partnerships with a wide range of traditional and nontraditional stakeholder groups. The projects highlighted in this case study are listed below.
- Riverside County, California: The Community and Environmental Transportation Acceptability Process
- Charleston, South Carolina: Growth Options
- New Orleans, Louisiana: Regional Comprehensive Planning
- Other Non-Traditional Partnerships
- Case Study 10 - Leveraging Resources: Financing Transportation and Community and System Preservation Projects (or PDF 1.2 MB) - This case study discusses how TCSP grantees have leveraged a variety of public and private sources, allowing them to undertake innovative projects that link transportation, community, and system preservation practices. The projects highlighted in this case study are listed below.
- Envision Utah in northern Utah
- Vision 20/20 project in Concord, New Hampshire
- Environmental Study in Willamette Valley, Oregon
- Livable Communities and Edge Growth project Madison County, Indiana
- Other Strategies for Financing Regional Planning
- Case Study 11 - Lexington, KY (or PDF 900 KB) - This case study highlights how a partnership between the public sector and a local nonprofit group successfully developed The Bluegrass Corridor Management Planning Handbook , which outlines a six-step process for conducting a corridor planning study.
Case Study 12 - Project Development From Vision to Realization (or PDF 1.0 MB) - This case study provides examples of how four TCSP projects have assembled technical resources, financing, political support, and stakeholder involvement to create successful projects, and describes lessons learned from these and other projects. The projects highlighted in this case study are listed below.
- Denver Union Station Intermodal Terminal
- Transit Station Communities in Seattle
- Santa Fe: Solana Neighborhood Center
- Troy, New York: Waterfront Redevelopmen