GAO releases report on reforming statewide transportation planning

In “Statewide Transportation Planning: Opportunities Exist to Transition to Performance-Based Planning and Federal Oversight,” (report highlights available here) the GAO surveys the long-range plans and STIPs of all 50 state Departments of Transportation. The report finds: Long range transportation plans generally include some performance elements, such as goals, but most do not include performance targets. … Continued

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North Carolina passes Sustainable Communities Task Force legislation

The North Carolina General Assembly recently passed legislation establishing a Sustainable Communities Task Force within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. North Carolina is now the latest state to recognize the connections between cross-agency governance at the state level, coordination with stakeholders at the local level, and sustainable communities on the ground. With $250,000 … Continued

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Webinar: Incorporate Livability into Transportation Plans

While livability is one of USDOT’s main objectives, state and local governments are often the ones who translate this objective into on-the-ground community improvements. ICF International is here to help with a webinar on July 14 from 12pm-1pm EDT to address: How to implement a multimodal corridor strategy What livability means in small towns and … Continued

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