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Planning & Environment Linkages Implementation Resources

Linking Resource Plans With Transportation Needs and Solutions

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The first of these linkages can be made by connecting the stage in resource conservation and management, where resource and land use agencies identify and integrate management plans, with the stage in transportation planning, where MPOs and state DOTs identify transportation needs and potential solutions (see Exhibit D).

Exhibit D
Shows the same "PEL puzzle" as in Exhibit A, but this version is faded out except for one section of the puzzle. It highlights the linkages that can be made between the resource conservation and management step of identifying and integrating management plans, with the transportation planning steps of identifying transportation needs and potential solutions.

What Is the Linkage?

Identify state/local resource conservation and management plans, land use plans, and any other planning documents that have been developed and link them to the identification of transportation needs and solutions during planning.

Why Make the Linkage?

Resource conservation and management plans will be particularly useful in considering potential solutions for both resource and transportation agencies.

This linkage would:

What to Consider?

What Data Informs This Linkage?

Planning data may include information from the following:

Analysis and Documentation

What Technical or Policy Team Decisions Help Make This Linkage?

State and local transportation planning agencies provide the technical analysis. Policy makers for the MPO may endorse the tool or identified solutions.

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Updated: 12/3/2012
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