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

  • Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Framework, 3rd Edition   NEW!
    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.
  • 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 TMIP Transportation Modeling and Analysis Toolbox   NEW!
    This Toolbox is comprised of reports and webinars containing a variety of helpful and important information pertaining to transportation modeling and analysis. The Toolbox is dynamic and designed to be expandable. It is modeled in many ways on FHWA's popular Traffic Analysis Tools program, which has been a valuable reference resource supporting traffic operational analysis. The Traffic Analysis Tools is currently comprised of a dozen volumes containing a variety of helpful and important information pertaining to operational analysis and the tools to support it. The Transportation Modeling and Analysis Toolbox aims to provide a similar resource for analysis to support regional transportation planning.
  • 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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