Metropolitan Transportation Planning
The Metropolitan Planning focus area page is a one-stop shop for resources about the metropolitan transportation planning
process on the TPCB website. It includes links to publications,
legislation and guidance, recent peer events, upcoming calendar events, and related websites.
Assessment of the Body of Knowledge on Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation Measures into Transportation Projects
This report highlights climate change adaptation actions that transportation agencies around the world are already pursuing and articulates a growing set of best practices for implementing adaptation. The report also discusses strategies, examples, and best practices for evaluating the costs and benefits of adaptation. The purpose of the report is to provide transportation practitioners with a guide to the current "state of practice" in this field. Since many transit agencies have actively pursued adaptation strategies, this report also covers relevant adaptation initiatives from transit agencies.
Transportation Planning Implications of Census Urbanized Area Designations
The FHWA and FTA Offices of Planning held a webinar titled “Transportation Planning Implications of Census Urbanized Area Designations” on the topic of planning for new urbanized areas on October 3, 2013. Click the link to access the slides and audio recording.
Metropolitan Area Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities
The purpose of this white paper is to identify an integrated and flexible approach to how metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and their partners can successfully consider aspects of health during the transportation planning process. Based on research including four best practice studies, the white paper proposes a framework for MPOs and partners to use to integrate health into metropolitan area transportation planning. The report develops a comprehensive approach both to how MPOs can approach health as a direct, broadly-based goal for their interdisciplinary planning, and how they can consider health during all stages of the metropolitan area transportation planning process.
- Best Planning Practices: Metropolitan Transportation Plans
- Federal Aid Essentials for Local Agencies - A web-based
resource to help local agency professionals navigate the Federal-aid Highway Program
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Database - This database contains the names, locations,
and key contact information for all 384 MPOs and all 155 Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) in the nation, current
with the 2000 Decennial Census.
- Staffing and Administrative Capacity of Metropolitan Planning
- 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 metropolitan planning on the TPCB website.
- Upcoming conferences and webinars related to metropolitan transportation planning:
To browse all 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.