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Peer Exchanges, Planning for a Better Tomorrow, Transportation Planning Capacity Building

Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program

— Peer Exchange Report —


Statewide and Metropolitan Transportation Planning Processes


Location: Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Date: September 9-10, 2015
Host Agency: West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT)
Peer Agencies: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD)
Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
Federal Agencies: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center)

Summary

This report highlights key recommendations and noteworthy practices identified at "Statewide and Metropolitan Transportation Planning Processes" Peer Exchange held on September 9-10, 2015 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This event was sponsored by the Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) Peer Program, which is jointly funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Goals of the Workshop

The primary goals of this workshop were two fold. First, this was to be an opportunity for West Virginia Department of Transportation (DOT), the host agency, to learn about and improve upon their own practices covering a variety of transportation planning process areas, including Statewide/Transportation Improvement Program (STIP/TIP) Development Procedures, Performance-Based Planning and Programming (PBPP), Rural Planning, Public Participation, and Planning Administration. Second, this workshop was to be a setting where State DOTs could come together and share challenges and best practices in each of these topics, and provide WVDOT a toolkit to bring back to their state and regional planning partners to educate and improve their own planning processes. Beyond being a training opportunity for WVDOT, this workshop was expected to be a fruitful experience for all the peer states involved, and encouraged a culture of continued intergovernmental partnership in the planning process.

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