Statewide Transportation Planning
The Statewide Planning focus area page is a one-stop shop for recources 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.
Model Long-Range Transportation Plans: A Guide for Incorporating Performance-Based Planning
This Guidebook informs State DOTs, MPOs, and RPOs, as well as their planning partners such as transit agencies, local governments, and Federal agencies, about effective practices for incorporating performance-based planning into the development of a long range transportation plan. This document identifies key components present in a "model" transportation plan, as well as process elements that are necessary to reflect the priorities of the community and support attainment of desired performance outcomes for the multimodal transportation system.
Role of Regional Planning Organizations in Transportation Planning Across Boundaries
This research completed by Volpe Center for FHWA examines how RPOs and rural interests are integral partners in transportation planning efforts for megaregions and explores methods for their participation. It expands upon on-going initiatives by the FHWA Office of Planning on Megaregion and Multi – Jurisdictional Planning.
Statewide Transportation Planning for Healthy Communities
This white paper, the second in a series from FHWA, presents insights and a flexible framework for State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) that choose to integrate public health considerations into their transportation planning and decision-making. It draws from five case studies of DOTs and their partners, and builds on the project team’s previous white paper in this series, which focused on metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and the metropolitan area transportation planning process.
- 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.
- 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.