On September 14-15, 2000, the Federal Highway Administration and its partners within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), including the Federal Rail Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the Research and Special Projects Administration's Volpe Center, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held the second Transportation and Community and System Preservation Pilot (TCSP) Program Workshop in Washington, D.C.
The workshop brought together more than 230 participants from across the country who are implementing TCSP projects or developing potential TCSP projects. Participants shared a common interest in the goals of the TCSP program - notably, to link transportation planning with a broad range of related issues including community livability, the environment, land use, system preservation, and economic development. The workshop allowed people from all types of communities to share information, ideas, and experiences. Some of the highlights of the workshop included:
It is clear from the success of the workshop that the TCSP program is funding or leveraging many exciting activities throughout the country. Read on to learn more about how cities, counties, states, MPOs, and others are working together to conduct more community-friendly planning!
|Opening Session: The TCSP Program as Viewed from the U.S. Department of Transportation|
|Plenary Session: Perspectives of the TCSP Program from Partner Organizations|
|Administration of the TCSP Program|
|Track A: Best Practices|
|Track B: Building the Knowledge Base Through Program Evaluations|
|Track C: Leveraging Financial Resources|
|Track D: Broadening Participation in Transportation Decision-Making|
|Keynote Speech: Congressman Earl Blumenauer|