Focus Areas

Statewide Transportation Planning


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


Resources and Publications


  • Public Roads: Spring 2019   NEW!
    The U.S. Federal Highway Administration's has released the latest edition of its Public Roads magazine. The magazine highlights developments in federal highway policies, programs, and research and technology. This edition features information about setting a course to interoperability of connected vehicles; managing adverse weather conditions on roadways; technology readiness assessments; and connected vehicle programs.
  • FHWA's Fostering Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter- January 2019   NEW!
    FHWA's Fostering Multimodal Connectivity Newsletter provides transportation professionals with real-world examples of ways that multimodal transportation investments promote economic revitalization, provide access to jobs, and achieve safer communities through support of accelerated project delivery, technology and design innovation, and public/private partnerships. This newsletter communicates FHWA and partner efforts in support of the USDOT Strategic Plan by improving connectivity, accessibility, safety, and convenience for all users.
  • 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.
  • Asset Sustainability Index: A Proposed Measure for Long-Term Performance - This report examines the concept of asset sustainability metrics. Such metrics address the long-term performance of highway assets based upon expected expenditure levels. It examines how such metrics are used in Australia, Britain and the private sector.

    A quick reference guide of the Asset Sustainability document can be found here.
  • Federal Aid Essentials for Local Agencies - A web-based resource to help local agency professionals navigate the Federal-aid Highway Program
  • View the Briefing Book State Long Range Transportation Database and accompanying Synthesis Report - The searchable 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 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. The database was updated in 2012 to include information from 15 plans that were amended or updated since publication of the first database in 2010. A brief review of key themes and trends from the amended or updated plans is presented here. The synthesis report was produced in 2010 and thus does not include information on the 15 amended or updated plans.
  • Statewideplanning.org - An American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Planning website that identifies and shares resources and best practices on statewide transportation planning practice.
  • The Transportation Planning Process: Key Issues (the "Briefing Book") - The "Briefing Book" is a primer to help you better understand Federal transportation planning regulations and requirements at the statewide and metropolitan planning levels.

Click here to access a full list of Legislation, Regulations, and Guidance related to statewide 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

For more information about the TPCB program, please email TPCB@dot.gov.

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