Fiscal Constraint and Financial Planning
This focus page contains resources for fiscal constraint and financial planning for transportation,
including links to regulations, guidelines, case studies, presentations, peer exchanges, and
- Financial Planning and Fiscal
Constraint for Transportation Plans and Programs Questions & Answers - The following
"Questions and Answers" are intended to provide non-binding information on financial
planning and fiscal constraint as part of transportation plan and program development, in
support of the FHWA/FTA Final Rule on statewide and metropolitan transportation planning and
- Transportation Planning Requirements
and their Relationship to NEPA Process Completion - This summary is intended to clarify
the statutory and regulatory planning and conformity requirements that must be met with regard
to the STIP/TIP, the MTP and the Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan prior to FHWA signing
a Record of Decision (ROD) ro Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), or approving a Categorical
Exclusion (CE) for a project.
- Supplement to January 28, 2008
"Transportation Planning Requirements and their Relationship to NEPA Process Completion"
(February 9, 2011) - In clarifying the requirements additional questions arose from the field
after the original memorandum's release. In response to the question, this document clarifies
and simplifies information on what transportation planning requirements must be addressed
before FHWA can make a final NEPA decision.
- Fiscal Constraint in
Long-Range Transportation Planning - This report presents and synthesizes the findings
from eight case studies that examine best practices in financial planning applied in the long-range
transportation planning process conducted for metropolitan area and statewide transportation
systems. The case studies document experience and lessons that can advance understanding of
the elements of financial planning most important to developing high-quality long range transportation
- Trends in Statewide
Transportation Plans Synthesis Report - This database contains information from a review
of long-range transportation plans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The database
presents information on how individual state plans address ten different transportation planning
topics. The accompanying report provides analysis from the review and summarizes detailed
findings on eight topics: 1) plan types, 2) implementation, 3) guiding principles, strategies,
and objectives, 4) performance measures, 5) financial planning and analysis, 6) systems planning,
7) livability and sustainability, and 8) climate change.
- Click here to access a full list of
Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance related to fiscal constraint and financial planning
on the TPCB website.
- Recent publications on fiscal constraint and financial planning:
To find existing publications and resources on fiscal constraint and financial planning or
to add new ones, visit the TPCB Resource Index
- Upcoming conferences and webinars related to fiscal constraint and financial planning:
To browse all existing events on the TPCB website or to add new ones, please visit the
events calendar or the TPCB Resource Index.
The TPCB peer program is a free resource for agencies in need of transportation planning assistance.
Visit the peer program page to learn more or apply for a peer event.