Focus Areas

Public Lands Planning


The Public Lands Planning focus area page is a one-stop shop for resources about transportation planning for public lands on the TPCB website. It includes links to publications, legislation and guidance, recent peer events, upcoming calendar events, and related websites.

Resources and Publications

  • Mainstreaming Gender Data Collection   NEW!
    The May-June 2019 TR News includes a featured story that outlines the need for gender-sensitive transportation data collection. Transportation policies that affect both men and women require multiple data collection methods to ensure appropriate statistical analysis; however, research shows that sociodemographics are not sufficiently studied. Collecting more comprehensive and useful data on women’s travel patterns and caregiving trip activities can lead to more effective and inclusive policy.
  • Community Connections Innovations Handbook   NEW!
    This publication is for States, MPOs, local and tribal governments, and other transportation practitioners includes a toolbox for advancing Community Connections considerations in the transportation planning, project development, and design processes. The toolbox describes existing analytical tools, public involvement strategies, planning and design techniques, and operational improvements that can be used to implement Community Connections. The Handbook includes 16 case studies highlighting projects in urban, suburban, and rural communities where Community Connections considerations have been successfully applied.
  • Success in Stewardship: Case Studies Highlighting Benefits of Multimodal Roadway Design and Green Infrastructure   NEW!
    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently published a set of case studies as part of its efforts to document and promote connected pedestrian and bicycle networks in communities throughout the United States. The case studies are designed to provide information for agencies interested in improvements to their pedestrian and bicycle networks that incorporate green infrastructure and resiliency benefits. The information provided on stormwater and mobility benefits will help communities better understand the variety of goals and outcomes they can achieve through their projects.
  • The resources section of the Federal Lands Highway website offers a wide variety of technical resources for the FLHP including technical manuals; Plans, Specification, and Estimate (PS&E) Preparation; and portfolio materials.

Click here to access a full list of Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance related to public lands planning on the TPCB website.

Calendar of Events

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Peer Event Reports

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.

Related Websites and Organizations

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