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.
Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Framework, 3rd Edition
The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Framework (the Framework), third edition, is a manual to help transportation agencies and their partners assess the vulnerability of transportation infrastructure and systems to extreme weather and climate effects. It also can help agencies integrate climate adaptation considerations into transportation decisionmaking. The Framework provides an in-depth and structured process for conducting a vulnerability assessment. The Framework describes the primary steps involved in conducting a vulnerability assessment. For each step the Framework features examples from assessments conducted nationwide between 2010 and 2017 and includes links to related resources that practitioners can access for additional information.
FHWA Guidebook for Measuring Multimodal Network Connectivity
Building on the 2016 guidebook, this resource focuses on pedestrian and bicycle network connectivity and provides information on incorporating connectivity measures into state, metropolitan, and local transportation planning processes. Connectivity measures can help transportation practitioners identify high priority network gaps, implement cost-effective solutions that address multiple needs, optimize potential co-benefits, and measure the long-term impacts of strategic pedestrian and bicycle investments on goals such as improving safety, system efficiency, network performance, and access to key destinations. Toward that end, this resource should be used in conjunction with self-evaluation and transition plans to evaluate needs for pedestrians with disabilities.
NGA: State Strategies to Reduce Highway and Traffic Fatalities and Injuries
This roadmap highlights existing efforts in the states and serves as a policy development tool for governors and senior leadership who seek to improve coordination and bolster existing efforts across state agencies, including departments of public safety, transportation, public health, and emergency medical and trauma services.
- 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
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.
- Upcoming conferences and webinars related to statewide transportation 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.